Top Authority – Somethin’ To Blaze To (TRAK Records)
Highlights: “Voices,” “93 (Things Ain’t How They Should Be),” “Money”
Flint, Michigan brought the world a gang of talented rappers (The Dayton Family, MC Breed, Me Phi Me), and Top Authority didn’t alter the sound of the area as much as build on the usual subject matter with a G-funk flavor. Shotgun and Flex shoot a lot of guns, rob a lot of people, and chase a lot of cash on their debut album, Somethin’ To Blaze To before the silky smooth “93 (Things Ain’t How They Should Be)” calms their nerves with a catchy Bernard Wright flip. Shotgun is dangerously on-point throughout as Dalo keeps it sparse on the production with squealing synthesizers and cavernous drums that should soundtrack smoke sessions, not shoot-outs.
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