Friday, July 10, 2009

Whitman Speck - I Spit Hate

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Here's a good one. Hands up all those who know what death rap is. It's a crazy, mixed up world out there and you can bet that there is someone out there to document it all for you. Enter the frame one Whitman Speck. Named after not one, but two serial killers, Whitman Speck's vision first surfaced for me with the sublime Suburban Hell (September 2008) which went on to become one of my Tracks Of The Year 2008. For hiphop tracks, believe me, that's rare. There again, Whitman (or Adil as I prefer to call him) is a singularly impressive musician as both Suburban Hell and Dead Or Alive (February 2009) another blindingly good track that shows he is no one trick pony. As serious as a heart attack is the name of the game in tone, tenor and lyrics...

So when he says I Spit Hate, better believe it.

Regardless, I've always found this rap artist to be well worth listening to because he's sharp as a razor. He's always one of the only rap artists I've found interesting in every way. Having said that, the subject matter and sheer weight of swearwords are not to be taken in any way lightly - hardcore rap it definitely is. Having given that caveat, I Spit Hate is yet another example of how on the ball Whitman Speck is when it comes to it. High speed, machine-gun delivery stuffs the words into your ears with a vengeance that will take your breath away.

Ally that to a slammin', banging roadhouse beat and you have what I am coming to know as classic Whitman Speck, hard as nails and ready to lay into well.....just about everybody really. This guy doesn't have a chip on his shoulder, he has the whole McCain product line and - ahh surprise, surprise - it's especially sharp when it comes to ladies of the female gender (Ed: isn't that a bit redundant Gilmore? Speaking of which...). Where this rapper gets away with it is the keenness of the beat, the tightness of the flow and the sheer relentlessness of the graphic violence evoked by some fierce, fierce lyrics. A horror movie, set to lyrics and a backbeat of stone and I thought it was amazing. Not nice, absolutely not nice, let's be sure about that - but still amazing.

X rated MUST HAVE death rap

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