Release Date: Apr 5, 2011
Record label: Entertainment on Disc
Genre(s): Rap, East Coast Rap, Hardcore Rap
Daniel Smith’s catalogue is stuffed to the stars with big songs by big bands drawn to a point by that high-torn voice trying to fit its way through a needle’s eye, but Gloucester County strips away the filigree, leaving behind a record unafraid to show its carpentry. If you ever doubted the substance behind Smith’s luminescence, here’s your chance to reconsider. Gloucester County’s arrangements are ambitious without being overbearing; “Olympic Portions” builds chant-like on skittering washes of acoustic guitar and thumping kick-drum while the wide stage of “Denominator Bluise” frees the hanging piano to hover in and out of time.
Jim Jones :: CapoE1 MusicAuthor: Steve 'Flash' JuonI routinely find myself at odds with not only the RR staff in general but the hip-hop populace as a whole when it comes to Jim Jones. Make no mistake, if he has a hit that crosses over to the mainstream, I enjoy it as much as the next man, because he does have (if nothing else) a charismatic delivery. In general though I find his flow to be overrated and his lyrical content to be nothing special whatsoever.
CAM’RON & VADO “Gunz N’ Butta” (E1). JIM JONES.