New York City & Cali come together with Milano Constantine & BodyBagBen new release “Write It In Blood“. The album cover reminded me a old Hollywood Gangsta film with the blood red overtone and trigger happy host! The classic Hip Hop sound caught me by surprise, the quality of the mixes made each song resonate even more. The Dj scratches were on point fell right in to the pockets of production adding a full spectrum of elements.
The 1st song on the album “Hell Or High Water” was smooth at the roots reminding me of slick storytelling of Griselda Records artist. The production sounds east coast born with the hi hats and drum hits. The chant style hook screams New York influence the origin of our Hip Hop culture. “Jesus Pieces” was all about bars the substance was hot merger, I especially like the Biggie sample used in the hook it made the record fuller. The 2nd verse its gritty and raw substance stays constant but again this song is more focused on the bars.
“The Hearse” Production felt a lot like the previous song but the bells changed the a bit. We see the Dj scratch formula is used time after time in the arrangement of the songs. Each artist came out swinging on this one like piranhas sniffing blood. “Sparks Steak house” Was one of those confidence boosting songs, you see the story of a don learning to move and Finesse the streets. I get a Nas influences from the terminology which would parallel the east coast starts. The Dj Scratch is a major elements to this album giving it a dated feel. It doesn’t matter when you drop this record it will always song golden age.
“Jazz Cafe” Gave use exactly that feel, The Conway style deliver hits hard on this one with massive punch lines ! Jazz sounds merge with the gangsta style approach and horror sounds which can be an exciting Halloween video or short horror film. “Sobre” was Raw it came in demanding you to Bop your head with passion its like the production commands your attention. “Primavera” was dope lyrical content “2 greats dodging the pearly gates” there verse 1st quoted the start of the eternal process music will never die as these 2 hope to influences the HipHop Masses.
“Write it in Blood” Feat Planet Asia was my favorite song on the album as the bar arrangement and chemistry on this record is unmatched I can wait to see a visual on this one. Planet Asia came so gritty and raw showing why he holds a legendary spot in the underground fans psyche.”Brutus” sounds in compliance with the rest of the album, the high bell influence mad it a bit annoying but overall it average. “Vicious” feat Supreme Cerebral was hot I digged the lyrical words chosen along with delivery intensity. The super hero vibe makes it dope and I would like a larger variety in the style of the hooks other than all Dj Scratches. Keep updated with Body Bag Ben & Milano Constantine on social media for news music and visuals.