Tuesday

The Grind Date : De La Soul

This is grown folks music , not to be confused with frivilous speak and emcees that lie, never practice what they preach, patience has been breeched across this globe, something don't smell right like if you don't agree, seems to me somethin's wrong wit yah nose.

Posers get exposed as if under the black light, stop actin like these frauds rap tight, pollutin the record pool, rap alchemist? right, these dudes is diggin for fools gold... Les-tor Manchestor wreck shop with present day hiphop... What you didn't know?

Hey even Les gets motivated to drop a bar or two once that vinyl spins the tunes of these perfect models for what emcees ought to embody. Sheer confidence and lyrical dexterity not to mention the ability to rock hole in the wall clubs to NYC ultimate Summer Stages.

The Grind Date consists of an assortment of rough tracks for your ears and lyricism that's uncomparable to any other. It's ridculous how De La Soul has stood the test of time and on every album the group comes consistant with hiphop quotables as far as this Manchestor is concerned. De La Soul is not the first you hear mentioned in Hiphop discussions of utter dopeness. Seems that even self proclaimed hiphop gurus don't acknowledge the living Native Tongue Legend's as being amongst the illest to ever breath rhyme. They sorta get forgotten like the quiet kid on field trips. But I guess that's just sometimes how it be.

One wonders what would have become of the careers of these musketeers of real talk had they not early on dealt with sampling issues (Took an L for sampling the Turtles). Where some groups would have probably, ceased breathing after such a dilemma. De La Soul continued on despite that and many flucuating situations pertaining to their label home. These young men from LI aka Strong Island over the years have grown into close to perfect blueprints for fatherhood of rap seeds cultivating diverse sound beds with the right amount of this and that for fruitful releases to sustain hungry and eager audiences.

It's like junior high still for me awaiting a new De La release. Big Wizards performing spells worldwide and in your local cd's disk player.

Yeah but what about The Grind Date ?

Well er uh cop it and listen for yourself you don't need me to describe each track. The album is dope and you oughtah be ashamed looking for critques.

2 comments:

Monk the Music Savant said...

Couldn't agree more. How De La semi falls under the radar is beyond me...

obifromsouthlondon said...

nah monk. De La don't fall under nothing. Nuff people rate and check for them. longevity