With the constant murders and brutality showcased by the police force on African-Americans, Racial tensions have emerged and reached at an all time high. This would also become the time for hip hop advocates to take their time out and become the voice of the culture. In the wake of the Rodney King verdict, Many within hip hop at the time used their voices and spoke out injustice, However within 2015, Those voices are scarce throughout the spectrum.
However the war-cry was answered by Onyx. Now a duo, Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr wanted to take their voice into the booth and recorded a 6 track EP protesting against racial injustice and police brutality. Theres nothing on this album that would be played in no clubs, radio play. This is straight up dark and vintage hardcore hip hop focusing on the beast instead of each other.
The opening track Against All Authorities was the perfect opener. The track was dark, haunting and both Fredro and Sticky’s delivery was that of the All We Got iz Us/Bacdafucup days. Fredro wanted to address the ills in the world while Sticky called for revolution mixed with the usual reckless street gun talk.
Look like a Criminal touched on the negative stereotypes blacks battle everyday, Ras Kass is the only appearance made on here next to Onyx’s affiliates on the track Liquor Store where they talk about different scenarios of black males being killed by police by liquor stores. My personal favorite is Fuck the Law because its self-explanatory and comes off as the 2015 version of Fuck the Police.
Overall this is what hip hop needed in awake of the tragedies I wish this was longer and featured more guests but its a start at the right direction.
Vic rating: 9 Outta 10