Friday, April 09, 2010
Review: Sliccs Gotcha's Bringin The 90's Back
It saddens me that Sliccs Gotcha's new posthumous album isn't very good. I suppose it would have been no less tragic had Bringin' The 90's Back been brilliant.
As I wrote here, the rapper was murdered on the streets of Kansas City in February. My post generated a mean-spirited discussion at Crime Scene KC. That's to be expected. It sickens me, however, that the crime remains unsolved.
Mediocre and largely forgettable, the album lacks anything as undeniably immediate as 2008's "Off the Chain." The world-weary self-assessment of "When I Close My Eyes" is the only track I enjoy. Perhaps it's because the usual gangster braggadocio that dominates the rest of the album makes me cringe.
It would be easy to quote Sliccs boasting about the sordid details of "the game" that apparently led to his demise. I just don't have the heart to do it.
I'm also not impressed by the post-Fat Tone sound that's typical of most titles issued by Rich the Factor's Major Factor Records. It's distressing that Phil Collins is sampled on "Nowhere To Run" and Drake, unfortunately, is also mixed into a couple tracks.
This video tribute serves as a better memorial to Sliccs' legacy than does Bringin' The 90s's Back.
We miss you, Sliccs.
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