You could have caught the first single ‘89‘ from Big Almighty Grams, the three headed monster comprising Huge Bob, Raf Almighty and Man Grams – nicely now we get the total size undertaking ‘The Bag‘. The album is 14 songs (together with intro and outro joints) and gives hip hop heads with 45+ minutes of dope, unapologetic, increase bap hip hop. You get that pure feeling of artful beats, prime quality lyrical content material and a few killer cuts thrown into the providing as nicely, making a splendidly grimey and cohesive album that deserves all of the spins.
‘The Bag Intro‘ delivers the right arrange, with a pleasant, chilled increase bap beat underscoring the narrative from Baltimore spitters Raf and Man as they ‘introduce’ us to The Bag – Huge, Almighty, Grams. The lead single ‘89‘ is up subsequent and continues to be as grimey as ever and will get the top nodding and vitality up, whereas ‘Dedication‘ is a targeted and energised effort from the spitters who assault the mic with sharp bars and intense movement. The vibe on ‘Smoke Break Interlude‘ is becoming of such a title, with a extra melodic, cruisey audio canvas to understand whereas the emcees get to spitting and DCypha will get his reduce on after which it’s extra avenue nook dope rap with ‘Eighth of Uncooked‘.
The keys assist to create a moody, darkish observe on ‘Freelance‘ and Raf will get additional rugged on these bars whereas Grams matches the vitality and the hook stuffed with cuts resonates. ‘Finish Half‘ makes use of triumphant horns, nearly as a warning as to the microphone slaughter that ensues, then it’s ‘God Forbid‘ taking management of the headphones and the bar work on this joint is heavy. Raf and Grams go the road soundtrack route on ‘Late Evening‘ earlier than the increase bap will get turned as much as 11 on ‘4 Angles‘ with dusty drums and a haunting wind instrumental carrying the bars is mesmerising vogue.
Extra love for the sticky icky, with a West Coast infused joint on ‘Take A Pull‘ serving as considerably of a people who smoke anthem – this observe might simply discover itself remixed with B-Actual, Snoop or Methodology Man in line for a visitor spot! Talking of remixes, the following two joints are ‘Almighty Blues‘ and ‘Almighty Blues (B Facet)‘ and I discover it actually onerous to find out which model of the observe I like finest as each convey a unique feeling with the instrumentals. Huge Bob makes certain BOTH are worthy of you consideration although with assorted however vivacious work on the boards. The journey concludes with ‘Brown Bag Outro‘ however the ferocity of the flows don’t drop off as Man and Raf end this undertaking as enigmatically as they began it.
Bangers: Eight of Uncooked, God Forbid, 86, Freelance, Dedication.
Rating: 9 / 10. One other high quality album from the super-talented and cohesive pairing of Raf Almighty and Huge Bob, however the addition of Man Grams actually brings a unique component to the sound, his movement and lyrical content material taking a barely totally different path to mic demolition. There’s a actual chemistry between the bars and the beats, with Huge Bob actually dialling it again to the golden period and recreating that avenue soundtrack vibe which fits the pocket Grams and Almighty sit in. A extremely pleasing hear with loads of leisure worth even after half a dozen spins.