The hilariously nutty theme of "making your dog famous" runs through this well-?thought-?out mixtape, in which seamlessly stitched-?in vocal samples bathe the bubbly boom-?bap beats and slick-?ass scratches.
If you don't have a frame of reference for this MC, here's a clue: "I even freestyled with Belly back in high school / only I turned out this way, and he's a fly tool" off his Whatchuknowboutme?
Sick flows spill out consistently. DJ Jorun Bombay chops up Big L's Ebonics for Socks's too-?brief remake, and just in time for the changing of the guard, his observational Evict Bush (Vote) is a hella on-?point update of Lupe Fiasco's Kick, Push (Coast). There's not much to complain about on this labour of love. A surprising delight from start to finish.
Top track: Routines (w/ First Words)