Posts Tagged ‘Vinnie Paz’
Today Vinnie Paz and R.A. the Rugged Man released their collaboration, Razor Gloves (download or stream it here), from Vinnie’s new album, God of the Serengeti—the song will have fans of both MCs streaming the track back-to-back all day long. Especially if they work in cubicles.
Don’t act like Rugged Man’s fans don’t work in cubicles, because they do. Jedi Mind, too. Snap out your fantasy world, bro, this is America.
As his career with Jedi Mind Tricks has evolved, Vinnie Paz has only improved upon his beat selection. He’s diversified the portfolio of producers he works with and the beats that back Paz’s grimy flow and angry lyrics have gone from a monochrome palate of similarity to an expansive and engaging collection of head-nod beauty. I’m not saying he’s got the most eclectic beats in hip-hop. Not even close. I’m saying they don’t all sound the same anymore.
Vinnie’s flow, as fans can guess, has not changed in the least. It’s been obvious for some time that the MC’s flow takes little effort on his part. Vinnie’s throaty grime-growl is there naturally, which is why people buy into it. It is also why he will age gracefully as an MC, because a natural flow is a flow that lasts forever. The fake shit always gets exposed late in rappers’ careers because they just can’t keep it up. Luckily, Paz doesn’t have to worry about that.
R.A. the Rugged Man, guest on the track, destroys the beat with little remorse. As has been his custom for some time, he uses his feature spot to put the primary MC in the listener’s backseat. R.A.’s skills are on full display here and, without taking anything away from Paz, he’s the reason you’ll be all over this track for weeks.