titled, deacon, kno
|guests: kory calic,
mr sos, anetra, braille, jugga the bully, mr raw, sachmere
the professional, tone deff, sankofa, kashal tee, celph
|year of release:
|1. Will Rap For Food
Like A Memory feat. Kory Calico
No Way feat. Mr. SOS and Anetra
Children feat. Braille
Out Since Cub Scouts feat. Jugga The Bully, Mr.
|11. Kno's Diggin'
|13. Family Ties
feat. Cashmere The Professional
|14. Dirty South
|16. Takin' The Loss
feat. Jugga The Bully
|17. Not Guilty
Rewind feat. Tone Deff, Sankofa, Kashal Tee, Celph
Rap For Food
are cunning linguists, whilst their smart is put within
often humorous tales, that are packed over funky, often
simple, always dope and butters beats. And so there
is little that can be said about the twosome of Kno
and Deacon, that doesn't involve props. But let's cut
the crap and check the shizznizz out. And we shall give
you the bad news first: it's not good on this record.
There's little if anything wrong with "Fukinwichu",
Out Since Cub Scouts" (featuring Jugga
The Bully and Mr. Raw) or "Family
Ties" (feat. Cashmere), as the beats (with
or without the voice snippets from other cats) are cool,
but compared to the rest of the album, they are falling
back a little. And what must look like we are desperately
looking for something to criticize, and we wouldn't
No Way" feat. Mr. SOS and Anetra is dope,
but that chorus is just not too, well, too 'yeeeahhh',
if you know what I mean.
And having that gotten
out of the way, we can now spread the words about those
track that are seriously keeping us happy, like "Lynguistics",
that is based on a string sample that is strangely familiar.
Here we catch the first glimpse of the very appealing
production, as well as the punchline style, that has
the track open with "that music makes me high/ even
though I stay away from cannabis like Wyclef". Kno and
Deacon are throwing the mic back and forth completing
the bars together, and if they'd be a couple, they'd
hold hands and walk into the sunshine. Or something.
And matching that image is the music of "Mic
Like A Memory", a track featuring Kory
Calico. There is a similar vibe driving "Missing
Children", that is featuring Braille,
but also towards the end a breakbeat, that is adding
more tension to this early night vibe having track.
And on both tracks the content is getting more serious,
and we shall not degrade these ill tracks with any wacky
Live!" things are already getting joyous
again, as this bouncy Celph Titled produced track was
chosen to represent the Lynguists on the pre-released
12". And there's also little doubt that this cut will
be one of the live crowd's favorite. And when on "Halfanimal"
Kno and Deacon go for the straight up lining up punches,
we are leaving behind most of the sentimental thoughts
that were creeping into our view. Here Kno (who by the
way produced the whole album, apart from two tracks)
is hooking up something kinda synthetic, but with the
Eminem sample, we are again taken in. However, this
will give those cats wind under the wings, that think
that Kno is sounding like Em' when he rhymes. It's hard
to completely argue that away, but it will be just as
hard to convince each and everyone of such a finding.
Now finally as the last track on the album we get the
crowded studio effort "616
Rewind", that features Tone Deff, Sankofa,
Kashal Tee and Celph Titled, as well as the sole beat
effort by Deacon, who proves that not only his partner
Kno knows how to put the boom to the bap.
Also throughout the
album, there are short interludes, as well as moments
where the two cats are bugging pedestrians for some
change, offering to rhyme for them, in various styles,
like with a southern twang or getting jiggy with it.
We are also treated to one instrumental cut called "Not
Guilty", that is dope and then some, it actually
being on of our favorite beats on the whole album. What
leaves us with concluding, that the CunninLynguists
are making us happy and smile, like we are all female
and they just give us a cunnilingus.