Review: Tha Brotha Chilly T – s/t

Tha Brotha Chilly T self-titled album was released on cassette only in 1991 on Boom Records from Jersey City, New Jersey. This album is a seriously rare local tape from Saginaw, Michigan that came with no barcode which was tape only. This album was his first debut.

Tha Brotha Chilly T is from Saginaw Michigan, and His raps do have a grimey gritty feel to them. Tha Brotha Chilly T sounds like he came from the East Coast be it New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania. Well Tha Brotha Chilly T is from Saginaw, Michigan. Tha Brotha Chilly T is quite grimey coming out of Saginaw. But then again Saginaw is a grimey place. So just understand him being from there. A huge old school influence is prevalent on this cassette tape. So for those of you who will complain about the bad quality sounding shit, this album’s not for you.

On My Game Is Deep, Tha Brotha Chilly T explains how deep his game is. His game runs deep. His game runs deeper and deeper as he goes detail explaining as to how deep his game goes. My Game Is Deep is a grimey gritty East Coast sounding rap track with heavy pultruding basslines. This track is the dopest on the entire album! My Game Is Deep samples the 70s soul track Soul Searchin’.

Real Thang is about how real Tha Brotha Chilly T explains. Tha Brotha Chilly T comes hard as a jail cell on this one. Tha Brotha Chilly T explains R.E.A.L. is Real Easy Ass Living as if it were a lifestyle. Chilly T called out weak ass MCs on their bluff. MC’s be clown with nothing real to say about. To make the track even mad doper and harder, Real Thang samples BWP – Wanted. Tha Brotha Chilly T went hard in 1992.

Bending Cornas is about how Tha Brotha Chilly T is Bending Cornas in his jeep. He heads up to the spot. What does he see? Audi’s, Benz, Jeeps, and Cadillacs. The bass is pounding heavily from the sub-woofers. Tha Brotha Chilly T gets out to spit a little game to everyone. All of a sudden, police show up. It’s time to leave the spot. Tha Brotha Chilly T sends out flyers to promote for his upcoming show. Tha Brotha Chilly T is just “Bendin Cornas” in his jeep. Bending Cornas is funky track with heavy percussion over a hodgepodge of various samples and breakbeats.

The percussion is super tight on Liven Low! So are the vinyl scratches. Back in the days, Tha Brotha Chilly T was a young broke man clocking dope and selling narcotics. Friends, money, and enemies were made in the process of him being a narcotics distributor. There were casualties. Tha Brotha Chilly T had his jeep parked around the corner in case the spot got hot with law enforcement. Ain’t no time to catch a case or charges. The 5-0 are on his case but Tha Brotha Chilly T is not having that. Now we are back on the streets. But however Tha Brotha Chilly T is eventually apprehended by police and booked in jail. After a debt to society, Tha Brotha Chilly T is eventually released into society.

Chillies Blunt is a Tha Brotha Chilly T solo track. Tha Brotha Chilly T is in the back snappin’ necks and smoking cigars. His brother is in the back. Tha Brotha Chilly T is droppin’ game on wax (or in this case cassette tape). Also, Tha Brotha Chilly T is producing. He’s in it to win it. The Brotha Chilly T teaches us there’s need to front or diss Also, The Brotha Chilly T reveals that his legal name is Todd Jones. He runs his own record label.

Blunts, Bank, and Bizness is about the world of accounting, business, and cigarette blunts. Bank is all about getting that money. All about making that GTA. In the world of accounting and finances are loan sharks along with shady bad business practices. Of course an accounting job is no easy task.

Tha Brotha Chilly T went hard from 1990 to 1993. No one could fuck with him on Boom Records (Boom! Records)! The Brotha Chilly T was so underrated in his time! We need more brothers like him in the watered down flourished, cookie cutter rap game right now.

I rate this album 5/5*****!!

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