19 December 2011

Review: Hasan Salaam - Music is my weapon EP




If music is Hasan Salaam's weapon it’s certainly not one of mass destruction. Although the production and tracks are tight it unfortunately lacks anything that really sets it apart from similar offerings out of the US politcal/conscious hip hop scene of 2011. In short I feel as though I’ve heard this all before, and at a higher level.

Play: Hasan Salaam - AK-47 Featuring Badsportt & CF



On the positive side, the track 'AK 47' is a banger and although I’m not fully about this album there’s no doubting that Salaam has put the work in. If you straight up 90’s sounding boom-bap hip hop is something you vibe off, you will like this but don’t expect anything groundbreaking. This is what uptight rap fans might call 'real hip hop' but I found it about as original as its title.


Judge your thoughts on the EP for yourself by streaming the album for free here:
http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/mixtape/id.1568/title.hasan-salaam-music-is-my-weapon
 
However, if there was any reason to buy this album, it's that that he'll donate 100% of the profit of this EP to a small village in West Africa's Guinea-Bissau. 
 
Find out more, buy and donate at http://www.indiegogo.com/Ittakesavillage




Review by Suave Debonaire exclusively for Blatantly Blunt


1 comment:

  1. What similar offerings are you referencing? In 2011-12 there is no U.S. political/conscious scene...you call 4-5 artists a scene? I obviously disagree with your review...how can you listen to a track like Ms. America and say you've heard that before? Conceptually it's NEVER been done before (If it has I've never heard it). Truthfully after I clicked on the link and read about the author it makes sense. Another MC who is on the same grind is obviously going to feel like "Oh there's nothing this guy has that I don't" "Oh nothing special, here" You state the the tracks are tight, so obviously there's something about Hasan you have issues with, and I know for a fact it's not his bars...Up and coming MCs should not be reviewing others work, inherent conflict.

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