Killer Mike Presents... - Underground Atlanta

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As frequently happens with any compilation the work of the great artists magnifies the limitations and faults of the lesser ones. For every memorable hook there is a forgettable one and for every inspired verse, there is one riddled with clich

After further confirming his status as one of the best emcees in the game last year with the instant classic I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II, Killer Mike [click to read] decided to do something admirable and create a definitive document of the current Rap scene in Atlanta. While there is no doubt that the city has its share of great rappers, many of which feature here, this collection makes it apparent that it also, as with any city, has its share of mediocre artists. At 32 tracks spread over 130+ minutes, Underground Atlanta is both a testament to the greatness of Atlanta and a chore to listen to. More than half the album features the production work of Brandon Matthews, and though he delivers several solid tracks his over reliance on blaring synths and stuttering drums can make the songs bleed together creating an at time monotonous listen. Also as frequently happens with any compilation the work of the great artists magnifies the limitations and faults of the lesser ones. For every memorable hook there is a forgettable one and for every inspired verse there is one riddled with clich

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