CunninLynguists featuring Devin-”Wonderful”
“Valley Of Death”
If you’ve been sleepin on CunninLynguists….WAKE UP! ! Attempting to capitalize on the success of it’s predecessor “A Piece Of Strange” Deacon & Kno are back with “Dirty Acres”, and if you’ve been in even more of a slumber the “advance” leaked yesterday…you can peep it HERE (Thanks Gr1mm!!). I’m not gonna’ jump the gun and anoint “Dirty Acres” as album of the year material just yet, but this album (which I’ve probably listened to a dozen times between last nite and this morning) is SERIOUS!! I just had to give you cats a little taste of “Wonderful” featuring Devin The Dude, I know that in the review for Soulstice’s “Dead Letter Perfect” I stated that the whole “sped up sample thing” was tired…..but fuck it!!! Kno laces “Wonderful” with one of the most soulful tracks that I’ve heard in a minute, and the clarity of this track is almost breathtaking. Lyrically, Deacon & Devin (who also blessed Special Teamz with a d0pe hook on “Long Time Comin” (more on that in Trav’s reviews for the week) succeed masterfully in creating a….no shit, 2007 “Around The Way Girl”. Kno’s beats on this album are…to quote one of the best singles of the year….”Simply Amazin‘”!!!!! Deacon, more than holds up his end of the bargain as well delivering thought provoking, meaningful lyrics on nearly every track. I Don’t wanna’ reveal too much about this album just yet, I’d rather leave it up to you to feel the soulfulness of this album yourself. All that I will leave you with is prepare to be “blow away”. Enjoy this one folks!!