Various Artists

Brian Horn and Brian Horn

Speak on it: Volumn One


Artist Direct Records

I have to admit it. I can’t tell a good rap album from a bad rap album.

With the exception of Gravel Pit by the Wu-Tang Clan, I haven’t enjoy a rap song since Tone Loc did the “Wild Thing” I guess they don’t do it like the old school anymore. Where’s the next “Bust a Move” at?

Anyways, my evaluation of this record is that it is no worse than anything I hear at a party or at a club. By far my favorite cuts on this album are Poverty’s “Life Sucks”, “I’m Hatin” and Phats Bossi “Pimp Shit” only because I wanted to put the words “Pimp Shit” in here.

As I listen to this album more and more I must say I am impressed with the amount of singing these rappers do. That’s always been my complaint about rap. It’s the same repetitive beat the whole song with someone rapping over it. Just not my cup of tea.

But some of the tracks on Speak on It: Volume One have some catchy hooks. I might carry this album around to show I’m hip with the kids.

Ok, since I have no more to say about this record I’m just gonna go track by track from song number 7 because that is where I’m at right now.

“What you Doin Wit Dat” by NAAM Brigade featuring Juvenile is something I think I’ve heard before. It’s got catchy chorus and I think I like it. “Can’t Let it Go” also by the NAAM Brigade featuring Sharli McQueen also has some catchy hooks. I might like this one too.

A lot of these songs feature another rapper. I remember when Public Enemy did “Bring the Noise” featuring Anthrax. Now that was a cut.

Speaking of Anthrax, I just heard their new song “Safe Home” and it might be the greatest thing since Fifth Avenue candy bars. Their new album comes out April 15 so that should be something to look forward to.

Anyways, I’m on track 10 now which is “I’m Hatin” and since I already mentioned it was one of my favorites on the album, I guess I’ll have to talk about Office Space.

If you want to hear some great rap music, I was quite fond of the Office Space soundtrack. And the movie was great also. I recommend you all go see it.

Ok, we’re on track 11, “Not My Job” by Pokafase. This sounds a lot like Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady”; at least I think that is the name of the song. This track is also catchy. Definitely a beat that will get all the kids moving at the club.

Track 11, Gangsta alone also by Pokaface. This cut…oops; I’m at my word limit.