If rap music’s origins began in media res, there would be a large majority of fans who would say the culture is in its death throes, with corporate America tightening its grip on the music’s figurative neck.
Obviously, this is not the first time Hip-Hop has gone through such a transformative state. However, the thinning out of the now “rare” great emcee is definitely a staggering revelation that many of us old heads acknowledge is not just merely a “phase.” Whether we like to admit it or not, there is an influx of fuck-boy rappers filling in the gaps — just to get a quick dollar.
Souls of Mischief‘s Phesto and Mystery School’s Izrell have realized this for a number of years, and have decided to employ their own form of justice; taking on the roles of judge, jury and executioner on a new, collaborative EP: Guillotine Music.
The combined efforts of Phesto, Izrell and producer The Big Head Scientist makes for a compelling case that pits the tried, true and tested warrior emcee over the peasant, vampiric, sucker emcee — and best believe, heads will roll.
Stream the conceptual project below, and press play on the visual for “Guilliotine Necktie” further down.
Purchase the album on iTunes now.