MilkDrop laces this album with his unique and amazing lyrical abilities.
MilkDrop is one of my favorite artists to review mainly because his work is so different than anyone else.
Milk is first and foremost a lyricist. And he has a lot to say in a genre that values saying things in fewer words than normal. MilkDrop, however, goes the opposite direction most of the time creating essay-like songs. This works some of the time in hip hop but with the D Sides it works all the way through. The poetry is superb complemented by diverse production which I would compare to songs from Immortal Technique (#2), Blu (#4), and lots of other weird but good stuff! This isn’t an album that will knock you on your ass in your first listen. It may take an extra play or a close listen but this shouldn’t discourage not playing this great project.
Reviewed by: James Baker on February 1, 2012
RIYL: Local music!
Recommended Tracks: 2, 1, 5, 4
FCC Warning: None
Label: Datura Records
Release Date: December 24, 2012