Wax Lyrical is defined by TTEOAN as: music created in an unreserved and highly prolific way that is pressed on vinyl, or that uses a vinyl aesthetic. For a more elaborate description of the term Wax Lyrical, check out prior posts: Vol. I, Vol. I.a, Vol. II & the Special Edition.
This edition of Wax Lyrical songs come from the vaults of the Best of lllllSOUND lllllTHERAPY CD Vol. I. and the Mr. Sith’s Karmatic Justice II CD. Both of these releases came out about the same time, circa 2010-2012ish. So they’re not that old, by my standards at least, but they are from an era of pot-Hip Hop Culture crossroads. By the early 2000s, Hip Hop Culture had made a (wrong) turn on to commercialization and money avenue, turning off of underground ave and substance street…
J. Prodigal’s Hands Up documents this sentiment well. He speaks from a Nashville perspective, outlining the details of Hip Hop Culture in his hometown, how it grew and its present commercialized state: If you came wack, you got ya head cracked…Direct quote from the homey’s song. S.O. to J. Prodigal for this one. DJ Vamp mixes it nicely, doing some beat juggling on the intro and during the first verse.
The second cut is by Mr. Sith-How It’s Done. I’m not sure who the producer is on the joint, but for damn sure know it’s Sith on the Mic. He put together a selection of songs by other producers in the game around 2011. This song is from that series. Mostly emcee, wack rapper killing is the subject matter. The intro is cool, and then the track come in all mellow. Dope beat, short-but to the point verse and that’s all you need to make it complete.
Any artists that would like to have their songs featured on Wax Lyrical, please submit your email in the comments, or hit me directly at AhmoredTieghur@gmail.com. Peace.
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