Milano Constantine and Showbiz combine forces to give us another hard-hitting DITC project for the streets. On the mic, Milano is pretty consistent. He is able to give us some hard bars with a decent flow. Showbiz really steals the show with his boom bap beats for the street. He really has a knack for creating the hardcore sound that real MCs can flow over. There are no other features on this album and even though it only has 8 tracks, it really does play through rather cohesively. If you like the first track, chances are you are really going to enjoy the whole thing. Strap in and go for a ride with some DITC vets.
The DITC camp releases a second volume of some more bangers for the streets. This is true hip hop at it’s finest and purest form here. You get tracks from all the veterans like OC and AG then some newer stars like David Bars. On the mic, they have always been dope and that is what has made this whole crew stand the test of time. OC is probably the highlight lyrically just as he has always been. The beats on here are slightly above average. I don’t think this is the best work we’ve ever seen from DITC producers, but they are certainly good beats. The highlights include “Jugganots” featuring OC and Lil Fame and “Everything To Gain” featuring Papoose and AG. Papoose murders his verse on that track. If you love hip hop, you need to check this release out.
This was a pretty dope release out of the DITC camp. Milano has been spitting a long time and definitely can handle the mic properly. He has some really dope lines on here. He definitely sounds more focused on this go round. He also didn’t enlist any features to help him out with this one which is noteworthy. The beats are pretty dope as well. Showbiz is of course legendary and has no problem providing that classic NY boom bap sound with clever samples and heavy drums for MCs to rock. This was definitely a good mix and worked out very favorably.
Showbiz drops off a quick EP here and shows why he is a legendary producer from the DITC crew. Not really a whole lot to say about this quick listen here. Lyrically he gets some pretty decent MCs on the project. They definitely hold their own when spitting especially O.C. and A-Bless. The beats are dope. They almost have an old classic type of feel with the samples. He definitely injects some soul into the beats but keeps it hip hop at the same time. If you are a fan of DITC and Showbiz, then breeze through this quick collection of 5 tracks.
Well I said it on the EP version of this record that my only criticism was that it was too short so the dup listened to me and released a full length LP with 16 tracks. It has the original 8 tracks plus 8 more bangers. This was exactly what was needed to round out this record. As stated before, the rhymes are great and the beats are even better. The project definitely starts out strong. It does sort of lose a little bit of steam towards the end but all in all, I’m not mad at it at all. This is classic hip hop in its truest form and it is delivered by seasoned veterans. These dudes are truly masters of their craft and continue to drop consistent slamming projects.
The veteran hip-hop duo are back and they deliver a strong EP for the masses. If you love classic hip-hop, then the DITC members have delivered for you. Although this project is only 8 tracks, you know it is good because it leaves you wanting more. The rhymes are great. A.G. delivers every time and never falls short. Showbiz makes sure the production is fantastic. It is neck-snapping boom-bap beat one after another. I’d definitely have to say the standout track is “Walkin On Air” featuring A-Bless. Both him and A.G. destroy the mics on this superb beat. The only criticism I could give this project is that it needed to be longer. Hopefully we see more from them in the very near future and even from the rest of DITC.
DITC is a classic hip hop group that has always been consistent and drops yet another jewel on us with this offering. This album is solid and consistent. This is an often forgot about group that is truly underrated. I saw them in concert back in 1999 after Big L was killed and it was certainly a sight to see. They come hard on every track they have ever put out. This album is no different. You almost certainly can’t question the production based on the team that they have. And the lyrics are often unmatched as well. I think the standout tracks on this album would be “Rock Shyt” and “Make Em So Proud.” This is a great album for newer rap listeners to pick up and study how classic hip hop is supposed to be made.