Buckwild the legendary DJ/Producer from D.I.T.C. and Celph Titled the
Miami Tampa MC from the Demigodz and Army of the Pharaohs, have teamed up to release their collaboration album Nineteen Ninety Now. I recently got a chance to listen to the album and I gotta say, the shit is seriously dope. I had high hopes to start with because after all I’m a Buckwild fan and a Celph Titled fan and if you’re familiar with either of these guys you’ll know that anything but fresh is unacceptable. The production on NNN is ridiculous, from the masterful DJ cuts, rugged and smooth bass lines, dirty drums, and keyboard loops, it’ll have die hard hip-hop fans breaking there necks and rewinding constantly to say DAMN! I could name any track on this album and Buckwild kills, but on Swashbuckling, Buckwild serves up a different beat for every MC who spits on the track, each beat is dirtier than the next. I’m willing to say right if you hate Celph Titled for whatever reason this album would still deliver on production alone.
Now, Celph Titled heads the emceeing on the album and like the track title, he Steps Correctly. The album is everything you’d expect from Celph, outstanding punchlines and incredible wordplay he’s able to come up with so effortlessly. I’ll stand by my word and say, Celph doesn’t spit a whack verse on the whole album and every rapper featured on the album laced up their boots up and kicked the crap out of track as if it was the 1st time you heard Canibus featured on that Lost Boyz ish (if you don’t get that reference, this album may not be for you.) The Demigodz MC gets real and does a bio-track telling his history on record even touching up on the Cage beef he had in the early 2000’s.
In closing, Nineteen Ninety Now is a nod to what used to be what hip-hop was about. Spittin’ your heart out on the track, going for throats, and showing these other Sucker MC’s, that they need to step their game up if they wanna breathe air in your atmosphere. And showing that your drums are dirtier, bang harder, your bass thumps louder , and your samples are fresher and more killer than the next guy with the SP-1200, ASR-10 or Kurzweil K2000. This album delivers and is near flawless and is a sure contender for album of the year. Hip-Hop is certainly not dead it’s alive and it’s underground, if you’re one of these guys that don’t spend your cash on albums anymore cuz hip-hop is whack, let this be your first hip-hop purchase in a minute, cuz this shit is exactly whats been missing for years. Celph Titled and Buckwild – Nineteen Ninety Now is in stores now.