By The Throat

Album Review of By The Throat by Eyedea & Abilities.

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By The Throat

Eyedea & Abilities

By The Throat by Eyedea & Abilities

Release Date: Jul 21, 2009
Record label: Rhymesayers
Genre(s): Rap

90 Music Critic Score
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By The Throat - Excellent, Based on 1 Critics

PopMatters - 90
Based on rating 9/10

When Eyedea won HBO’s Blaze Battle in 2000 he seemed poised to launch a career of glitzy video shoots replete with booty, braggadocio, and bling. Instead he remained loyal to longtime friend and partner DJ Abilities and released the minimalist internal examination of self in the context of hip-hop, First Born. Thoughtful and reflective, it was hardly the swaggering banger expected of a freestyle battle champion.

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