Recently, I’ve been reading some first-hand WWII testimonies, where veterans constantly try to convey the impossibility of conveying the true experience of ground combat: bullets, shells, bodies flying everywhere. The utter chaos. An aural equivalent would have to be Wildchild. This Lootpacker has the rapid-fire Tommy gun delivery with a more well-rounded “Battle Rhyme of the Republic” message. The mad genius Madlib bears the brunt of the production duties with Oh No taking up the rear. Some of your underground faves — Aceyalone, Tha Liks, Planet Asia and Vinia Mojica — make their formidable appearances. The end result is one of the tightest hip-hop albums to bang its head against 2003’s wall. Wildchild sprays his words with a fearsome rapid precision that really makes you wonder if he’s not one of the better MCs out there right now. If Lootpack’s Soundpieces didn’t convince you, Secondary Protocol certainly will.
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