Nov 17, 2016
Life After Doubt (released: November 11, 2016), is the latest and possibly greatest work to date from Uptown DC’s independent heavyweight, Kingpen Slim.
I say possibly greatest, solely because I’ve been a fan of the kitchen magician for a minute. And I don’t throw out grandiose proclamations all wild.
But to be clear…#LAD is dope.
From past projects, Slim has shown himself as an MC that does two things really well. Rhyme and talk that slick shxt. And keeping that in mind, I can definitely say this feels like one of his more complete offerings to date– which is saying a lot in and of itself.
Life After Doubt, an homage to iconic hip-hop titles Life After Death (Biggie) x Reasonable Doubt (Jay-Z)— is a throwback to the type of lyrical storytelling popularized on the mainstream level by the aforementioned projects.
For those scoring at home, it’s a sonic backdrop to memories of the old DC. So if you can’t rock with that or your ears are averse to slick wordplay, this is not the project for you.
Since it’s release, the 14-track project with production from Mark Henry, J Buttah and The Directors to name a few, has been reviewed favorably by the likes of The Crew, 2Dope Boyz, ThatsEnuff, Brightest Young Things, Dirty Glove Bastard and Fashion Citizen.
But judge it for yourself.
After the jump, roll thru the album stream + visuals for one of the standouts on #LAD, “Bad Guy”. Thank me later.
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