Kev Brown – I Do What I Do is one of the best underground hip hop albums of 2005 filled with a nostalgic sense of boom bap and jazzy hip hop. All of the songs included on this album interpolate that smooth downtempo hip hop sound. These are notes from the intelligent side of hip-hop for you intellectuals out there.
Kev Brown is one of the dopest MCs in hip hop right now. He is also a dope producer. Sadly he is a slept on producer who does not get the credit or recognition he truly deserves. He is the beat surgeon of hip hop and is one of hip hop’s best kept secrets.
Kev Brown explores relationships, escapism, and heart break while reflecting on his own personal relationship issues on the song Albany. Kev Brown wonders why his relationship to his girl didn’t work out. He is just wondering about her but not crying over her. Albany uses a capo transposer over the acoustics.
They were close to starting something but life got in the way. There was some courtship going during the beginning of their relationship. They went on a couple of dates. However their lives took them both on different directions. This happens in our lifetime. He would loved to have gone further in their relationship but some things aren’t meant to be.
Kev thought about his ex today. It’s been a long time since Kev seen her last. It’s like time moves too fast to keep your grasp. At least sometimes it does. He was going to call her but she is busy. He keeps thinking about their first date. The whole vibe was chill. They both had a lot in common. Now they are worlds apart. He misses her goodnight kisses.
He laments about what led them break apart from their relationship in these lyrics. “I wonder what it was that made you fall back?/I wonder what it was, but I won’t dwell on that/We never hung out that much, still/When we did hang out”
He doesn’t even know what to say. Kev went back to his hometown for a minute. However he ended up staying down here indefinitely. He has questions but no answers. Sadly he had to roll on a brand new friendship. It could have been a little romance too.
Allways is a song men can definitely relate to. Any of you single men can relate to this single. These are notes from the intelligent side of hip hop which should hit hard to home. So pay attention, take notes, and listen closely. Kev Brown explores relationships, escapism, and heart break while reflecting on his own personal relationship issues.
Kev Brown has never been in a serious relationship before. That is probably because he can relate to women. This of course makes things difficult for him to connect to women. Being lonely is a regular thing for him as he spends his days isolated. He stays busy in the studio recording, composing, and producing songs.
These lyrics hint his experience with heartbreak. “Seems like every girl I’ve chosen, heart’s frozen/Or maybe I don’t know how to pick, tho/Seems like every chick I know is out to get dough/And I ain’t gotta lot of that, and I don’t front about it/You think I’ma be hittin’ you off without it?Crazy/Where they come off at?” He is tired of having bad experiences with women.
He tells women to leave him isolated if they have nothing offer in him in return for their reciprocated love. Read these lyrics below.
I’ma ’bout to start lettin’ these broads know off the bat
If you ain’t bringin’ nothin’ to the table, then leave
Give a dude room to breathe, and then maybe you can proceed
Somethin’ real instead of the fake
Somethin’ you feel and appreciate
Worth the wait
It’s always got to be somethin’
It’s like… what the heck is this?
These lyrics explain how difficult it is for Kev to understand women. He has experienced all types of temptations.
You know I’m really tryin’ not to be a pessimist
But on the other hand
I cram to understand your plan
Feminine ways is like a maze with a Minotaur in the middle
Women be thinkin’ we all dogs without the kennel
You don’t even know what I’ve been through
Cuz y’all be comin’ wit’ all types of drama I don’t wanna get into
All types of temptations,
With your small waist… and thick hips…
Struggla’s Theme explains how Kev stays original by sticking to his old school roots because he is passionate about his music as a producer that composes the dope musical notes that move folks. He talks about how he is going to gain and earn respect.
Kev Brown tries to remain classic and stay original by sticking to his old school roots because he is passionate about his music as a producer. Old school measures are drastic. But he never had a problem gaining respect. However he has had problems gaining his checks from past work as a producer in the music business. Bills are piled up to his neck because of this. He’s about ready to slap the smirk off jerks for trying to get over on him. Kev is already close to the edge. He’d rather be somewhere getting toasted instead.
He will write how he feels regardless of anything else that happens. Apologizing for telling the truth is pure nonsense. He won’t be diplomatic to critics. Cats saying he is soft with the beats. Kev Brown composes the dope musical notes that move folks. There’s dudes on his block grinding harder than Clipse is.
Honestly there should have been a version without Grap Luva because Kev Brown flourishes as a solo artists with his lyricism here. Kev Brown should have rearranged his verse by separating his original verse into 2 verses to be his own solo song. That way Struggla’s Theme could and would have been his own song.
Here is how his verse should have been split into 2 verses.
I try to remain classic
Old school measures are drastic, passionate, most are plastic
Collaborate with bills piled up to my neck
But never had a problem gaining respect
I’ve had problems gaining my checks from past work
I’m bout ready to slap the smirk off jerks
For tryna get over on Kev
I’m already close to the edge
I’d rather be somewhere getting toasted instead
Won’t be diplomatic to critics I’m just
Too broke to bend any further forget it
I write how I feel regardless
Apologizing for telling the truth is pure nonsense
Cats saying I’m soft with the beats
Come around my way dog, see if you don’t get stomped in the streets
(let em know Kev)
For gettin it twisted
It’s dudes on my block grinding harder than Clipse is
And I’m one of em
But not with the dope you smoke
I compose the dope musical notes that move folks
Nah, not with the dope you smoke
I compose the dope musical notes that move folks
I rate this album 5/5*****!!