Everyone knows that Jackson is the capital of Mississippi, however, if you ask 100 different people what Jackson is about, you would get 100 very different answers. A city that is rich in tradition even when part of that tradition is less than admirable. People are quick to talk about things they do not really know about. If someone asks me what Jackson is all about, I would only have to refer them to Py Infamous and Sam.I.Am’s fourth release together, Final Discussion. Py’s lyrics coupled with Sam’s production project a true representation of what I feel when driving down highway 55 or some rural back road. It is rich, it is colorful, it is strong, it is soulful, and more than anything else, it is HONEST. Which is a rare commodity in today’s rap music genre.
The album starts off with a track titled “Look Here”, a certified banger, which could double as Py Infamous’ resume. He weaves poetically throughout the track, showcasing the skills that made him Coors Light’s Coldest Emcee winner in 2011. The album makes a thunderous start that rarely gives the listener a chance to catch their breath. The pace steadies some over the next couple tracks “Occasionally” and the masterful “Praise”, then picks right back up on “No Stopping Us”. Py’s lyrical prowess matched with Sam’s seamless beatmanship, produces an almost flawless sound. Classic material is less a product of hard work as it is the outcome of two sounds that come together perfectly. They form a sound both cohesive and pure. Py offers insight into “My Soul” next, painting a picture of who exactly the emcee is. If “Look Here” is his resume, this track serves as his biography. On tracks like “The Light” and “New Life”, Py shows why he should be championed by Jacksonians and anyone else who is sick and fed up with the state of things in this country. Sam beautifully chops up some classic Nina Simone on the “New Life” track, while Py proclaims “The masses are blind so the optimal solution is an optical removal”. On the track “Change your Focus” Py and Moses Rockwell trade verses over a haunting bass-line provided by Sam. The only emcee contributions on the album come via Moses and Hassaan Mackey, who spits back and forth with Py on the properly titled “Py and Hassaan” track. They each try to outdo the other, over the bass heavy beat. Rounding out the album, is quite possibly the most honest track on the album, which is actually saying something.
It is obvious Py Infamous and Sam.I.Am share a great chemistry on tracks together. It is equally obvious that listening to this album will increase your quality of life. Regardless if you are sitting back in your room playing video games or out on the streets just riding, this album will inspire you and if you are not careful it just might put a crick in your neck and require some chiropractic assistance. Listen with an open mind and you’ll probably learn a thing or three. Good music is good music, regardless of where it comes from. And in actuality, Jackson is home to some of the dopest emcees bubbling right now. It’s a powder keg waiting to be set off. And when it does you better be on the lookout, it’s better to have been in the know than out in the cold…….
below enjoy a little taste of the album, which is due out soon…..
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