Album Review on "Walking Coma" by Accesshiphop.com
Accept no substitutions, this is quite possibly one of the best "true" hardcore releases we’ve heard in a long time, both a mental and physical beatdown, production-wise and lyrically! Apakalypse is a "take-no-prisoners" ready-for-battle emcee, and its not since I first was introduced to the Wu almost 15 years ago now that I have ever heard such a raw spirit murder (almost literally) every track on an entire album. Carrying around only his fists and a guilty conscious, the Miami native has no regrets as he spits about the real life horrors of the streets and the haunting consequences that come with it. EDK’s beats perfectly compliment the gritty imagery and send us straight into the mind of an unstable, hallucinating manic depressive, where no topic goes untouched. From nightmarish visions of war, drugs, sex, random acts of violence and religion to an oppressive society and failed system of government in a world where only the inhabitants of the streets will be ready to rise against it all. If we are to believe that we are living in the last days, then Walking Coma is a product of some of the darkest corners of the imagination, where fear and paranoia are combated with violent aggression.This album is a throwback to the heavy boom-bap of the early 90’s and on the forefront of a new era in hardcore hip hop from Nod Recordz and released in conjunction with the New Jersey based Rhymenetwork, we are now eagerly anticipating all future releases from the artists on these labels! All heat and no gimmicks!!!
Best Rap LP's of 2008!
A Listmania! list by Alan Pounds "music obsessor" (Minneapolis, MN)
The list author says: "Below is a critical look at some of the best hip-hop albums to drop in 2008 (so far). This list will obviously be changing as the year moves on. Thanks for looking, and I hope you find it helpful.
Top albums from 2008 not available on Amazon:
1. Atmosphere "Strictly Leakage" (free album) (My star rating: 4.5 out of 5)
2. Kanser "Future Retro Legacy" (My star rating: 4.5 out of 5)
3. Bicasso with DJ Fresh "Rebel Musiq EP" (free EP) (My star rating: 4 out of 5)
4. Apakalypse "Walking Coma" (excellent hardcore rap) (My star rating: 4 out of 5)
5. NYOil vs. 9th Wonder "9 Wonders" (free EP) (My star rating: 4 out of 5)"