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Maylay Sparks - The Rebel's Renaissance (Album)
Illadelph Legend Delivers Fifth Studio LP, via Below System Records
The ten tracks on here combine for a cohesive, structured effort built on timeless instrumentals and a pen-game that has been consistently sharpened for more than 20 years. And Maylay makes his efforts clear on opener "Sleepless,"
Whether going solo or spitting alongside guests, Maylay holds his own across TRR. You can thank his trademark gruff voice and no-nonsense cadence for that, both of which are two well-honed weapons in his arsenal. As for those guests, he uses them to his advantage throughout no matter their talents.
Lead single "Illadelph Elohim" is boosted by lyrical turns from Rucker Pawk and Last Emperor while DJ Devastate scratches across the hook; Chuck Rukkuz goes for the throat on the blunted "In The Green"; and "Changing Scenery" closes out the album on a high note. Maylay, of course, gets ample credit on the closer, as he kicks fiery and personal bars. But it's the inclusion of his entire Muddy Fatique crew that makes it truly special. Also, given his love for his new stomping grounds in Denmark, it's only fitting that he ends his Renaissance joined by his international teammates.
The Rebel's Renaissance is due out May 13 via Below System Records, a Hip-Hop label based out of Almelo, the Netherlands.
02. Illadelph Elohim (feat Rucker Pawk & The Last Emperor)
03. Another Bottle
04. In the Green (feat. Chuck Rukkuz)
05. Lifshitz (feat. Rocc Spotz)
06. Purple Fox
07. Protocol (feat. Rasco & El Da Sensei)
08. Hot Soup (feat. SNM Squad)
09. Illustrated Rhyme Flow
10. Changing Scenery (feat. Muddy Fatigue)
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