Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bummer Cinema.

The late 90's and early 00's was sort of the last great period of underground hip hop. What is being produces currently requires too much alcohol and flat lining of the brain to even listen to. One such album from the aforementioned period that was on heavy rotation was Cage's album from 2002 "Movies for the Blind". While cage may look more akin to being involved in a band like Radio 4, his lyrical gab is sharp and full of the psychological turmoil of... well, someone seriously fucked. He was apparently in a mental institution for sometime after a collapse in which he decided to stay longer so that he was able to fuel the lyrically content that makes up this album. Pretty bold move but this album does feel like a deeply personal confession of stark thoughts that would rule a sick mind. The samples and music within are perfect in providing a stark and horrid landscape to Cage's psychotic diary of words. Extra points as well for the "They Live" reference of the cover art.

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