DEAD!

"Its 25 to life. / Or at 25 you die." - Top $ Raz

Top tier video here from Top $ Raz. "DEAD!" is the lead single from the Far Rock representing Emcees quality LP, Spilled Milk. (Download HERE). Much respect to director Lee Walker. If I was an artist, I'd hit him immediately...



Real quick, The Company Man's 146 word review of Spilled Milk.

(Cue the Ladies Man octave) And I read:

While still in his early 20s, Top $'s old soul is full frontal on Spilled Milk. Title track "Spilled Milk", "No Tears", and "DEAD" set the overcoming-adversity-at-all-costs tone straight out the gate, while posse cut "Far Rock 95" catches Raz flexing his Golden Age lyrical dexterity over an ill, bounce friendly beat reminiscent of 1995. The scratch-tastic cypher cut "Cold Blooded" is arguably the most radio ready track on the album, and "Perfect Strangers" vivid storytelling of corrupt cops and crooked preachers is enough to make you pray a video is on the way. Although a quality listen throughout, Spilled Milk lacks in originality and Top $'s tendency to convey more with through his emotive delivery than with his actual lyrics feels out of balance. Mic to plug, Spilled Milk rides the Speed Limit -- rarely going above, never falling below. Success in itself for a newer artist.

RATING: QQQ

Look at that. Who would've thought The Company Man could be so succinct? Either way, nice clip here for Top $ Raz. Shouts to Homeboy Sandman, Cyph Diggy, K Gaines, K Kash, J Monopoly, Jessica Estevez (Ms. iHeartDilla herself) -- all making cameos. Only thing missing is Prezzure biting into a cheese slice a la FinaL OutlaW's "Hip Hop 4ever" video. I know, I know...completely different concept, I'm about 87% sure it would've worked.

Carry on...

4 comments:

DAT Nigga Wain said...

is it me, or is dis shit funny on accident? why errybody tryna so hard to look sad. Aint an actor in the video. Just a bunch of actin ass rappers...

Solomon Jazz said...

Top $ Raz is one of the hardest working MCs I have met. He definitely deserves to be successful in whatever he pursues! Congrats Raz!

@DAT Nigga Walin - it's just you.

Peace!

- Solomon Jazz

Anonymous said...

I love this beat and the video is tight too. Think I'll check out the download.

MrMeToo said...

I don't know about this one. The vid looks dope but i'm not sure homie's nice yet. cool that he works hard. homie's gotta be nice too.

maybe its just me too.