Cappadonna teams up with producer Stu Bangas to bring us a strong new Cappadonna album. We haven’t heard this much strength from a Cappadonna album in awhile and I think that is directly due to the musical providings of Stu Bangas. His beats are hard and brings out the best of every MC he works with. With hard drums and basslines, he almost forces the rhymes out of the rapper. Stu really did a decent job with these beats on here. Cappadonna raps with a renewed resurgence of power and skill. He is dropping jewels for the masses straight outta the Park Hill projects with this one. He has features from Celph Titled, Planet Asia, Sick Jacken, Ill Bill, and more. This is definitely one of Cappadonna’s better albums and I’m almost certain hip hop fans will find their personal favorites to put on repeat.
Cappadonna drops a new project on us that is decent overall. His rhymes were never spectacular, but he can drop some jewels every now and again. On the mic he is pretty decent. You pretty much get what you expect outta Cappadonna on this one. He has features from True Master, N-Tense, Addie Mak, and Nottz on here. The production is a probably a smidge above average. It definitely has more of a boom bap feel to it with some soul samples scattered throughout. All in all, it is pretty decent album that fans will appreciate.
Cappadonna drops a brand new album and this one went over pretty well overall. The stronger side of this record is definitely the production. Cappadonna really selected some quality tracks to rhyme over. You can definitely hear the quality as you jump from beat to beat. The rhymes are average. They definitely aren’t whack and about what you would expect from Cappadonna. You also get features from Amar Divine, Kelso, Rollo, and Theo RW for anyone looking for them. All in all, not a bad record. It may not be his best, but true fans should appreciate.
Cappadonna releases a proper mixtape with this one. Dons & Divas sounds like how mixtapes used to sound. An MC would just rock over top of other tracks and that is exactly what Cappadonna did here with this project. This one is definitely more directed at the ladies which is always good to hear from time to time. Upon listening to this one, I automatically envisioned Ghostface Killah alongside of Cappdonna spitting these kinds of bars. They really should look into doing a joint project like that. Spitting bars over top of old school R&B samples would sound amazing. Cappadonna might not have the best lyrics of all time, but it certainly works for what this project is. He sounds great in this lane and it would have been next level if he had Ghost and Rae on here. We need a project like that!
This one definitely plays through more like a mixtape. It is more of a collection of raps over some Alchemist beats. You won’t really get songs by the classic definition. Cappadonna does his unique thing on the mic though in his classic style. He definitely is dropping jewels for the community. The beats are pretty dope and it keeps moving pretty quickly as the tracks are short. This is a good and quick listen for any fans of Cappadonna.
Cappadonna drops a new joint on us that is a really strong record. At first, I didn’t think it was going to be that good, but Cappa definitely surpassed expectations. As far as the lyrics, he is definitely dropping a lot of free jewelry on this project. There are gems of knowledge all throughout this offering. It’s almost as if Cappa is further cementing the statement made by Ol Dirty Bastard that “Wu-Tang is for the children.” He is really trying to teach the youth. The beats on here are definitely above average. He really assembled a good collection of hard beats and even some familiar samples sprinkled throughout. Some people may say that Cappadonna was one of the weaker members under the Wu-Tang umbrella, but he continues to show that he is a strong asset to the Wu-Tang family.
Cappadonna comes back with a decent new album. I actually had lower expectations for this one, but Cap definitely surpassed the expectations. As far as lyrics, these aren’t the top tier Wu rhymes from the past, but he is still dropping jewels in there for your ears. There is definitely a message about financial responsibility and also acquiring land and learning about real estate with this project. It’s almost as if he is setting something up for the future for himself, family, and friends. The production on here is pretty decent as well. These are definitely some above average beats on here that play through pretty consistently. All in all, this was a good effort from Cappadonna.
Cappadonna releases a new project called Black Is Beautiful. This one was a bit underwhelming overall. Cappadonna has a few bars here and there, but it’s not the Cappadonna lyrics that we wanted or needed from old. A lot of times on this project, he trades in his rhymes and even tries to sing which doesn’t come out very well. He definitely should have stuck to the rhymes. He enlists a lot of up-and-comers to assist him with vocals such as Big Nate All Star, PBS Skinz, and more. The beats on here were pretty average as well. The only tracks that really stuck out amongst the pack were “Trouble” which samples an old Mobb Deep beat and “Somebody” with it’s clever vocal sample and dope drum line. This whole project fell a bit more flat than it should of, but we definitely still respect Cappadonna and his theme for this project as it is very much needed today.
This was one of the dopest albums from Cappadonna that I have heard in awhile. He definitely came back strong on this one. He was never really known for being one of the best lyrically, especially out of the Wu-Tang collective. As far as lyrics on this new project, there really isn’t a whole lot to expect in that realm. He does drop some jewels here and there throughout the project though. The production side of this album is probably where it really shines. There are a lot of dope samples. You almost get that old feel that this is the way rap music used to be. On “Listen To Cappadonna,” they sample the Drake line where he shouted out Cap. It almost felt like this record needed to be made just because of that Drake line. On “Kids Playing,” he questions why don’t kids play the games they used to play and this one definitely gives you an old school vibe. “Soul Train” does this same thing by paying homage to a lot of old school acts. This is definitely a good album and something for the hardcore Wu heads to celebrate.
The clan is back with a banger this time around. This is probably their best effort since the classic double album Wu-Tang Forever way back in 1997. This album has some great positives and only a few drawbacks. The lyrics on this album are great. The Wu collective bring those sword-swinging rhymes that they have always been known for. The thing about the album that becomes apparent is how much Method Man is featured on here. It’s not a bad thing that he is so heavily showcased but it would have been nice to see more of the other clansman as well. There is really only one verse from GZA and Cappadonna. Ghostface and Raekwon are not on here too heavily. But then you do have great features from Redman, Chris Rivers, Killah Priest, and Sean Price. Regardless of not having the entire Wu on here too heavily, the lyrics are still handled by experts. The beats are great too and they are all handled by Mathematics. I think he gets us back to that old grimy Wu sound that we have all been craving for awhile now. The thirst was not quenched by the last joint, A Better Tomorrow, either. So all in all, this is a great album. This is one you can definitely have on repeat. It plays through to the end and it is of a pretty high quality. Wu fans will definitely not be disappointed.