DJ Illegal from the Snowgoons releases a mixtape featuring mainly Onyx with a few special guests sprinkled in. This was a pretty dope mixtape from front to back. Onyx handles the majority of the bars and they sound just as good as they ever did. You get that famous gritty and grimy New York sound from all of them. With members of the Snowgoons on production, they definitely match that sound and intensity of Onyx. They keep it raw the whole way through. There are a couple good guest features from the likes of Planet Asia, Termanology, Sean Price, and more. Another good observation about this project is that it is very cohesive. A lot of the tracks sound like they need to go together. They definitely create a good vibe both on the lyrical side and on the production side. This is one that true grimy hip hop heads will definitely want to comb through.
The super MC Napoleon Da Legend teams up again with Snowgoons rapper/producer Sicknature for another project that is guaranteed to keep your head bobbing. Napoleon is already very well known to spit pure acid on the mic as far as his bars and I think he even pushes Sicknature to step his game up as well. It’s sort of a friendly competition where everyone turns out a winner. The beats on here are sick from beginning to end. Even though it is only 7 tracks, you get super hard drum slaps on every joint on here that are sure enough to keep any speaker working overtime. This is a great match-up and we definitely look forward to hearing more from this duo.
Napoleon Da Legend teams up with MC and producer Sicknature from the Snowgoons for a project. As far as the lyrics go, I definitely have to give this one to Napoleon over Sicknature. Napoleon did his thing on the mic as he always does, but Sicknature, he just missed the mark for me. I thought his rhymes weren’t up to par and were at time a bit boring. The beats on here were a bit of a mixed bag. There were tracks like “Return Of The Kaiju” or “Monster At It” that almost sound more like a video game than anything else. Now speaking of that last song there, even though the beat doesn’t quite do it for me, Napoleon’s flow on there is unmatched. He really rips that song. The highlight of this project is probably “Prove Em Wrong.” It’s got a great message and a slamming beat that is guaranteed to snap your neck. While it wasn’t the best project I have heard, there were a few shining jewels mixed in there.