Review: Nappy Nephew – Nappy Nephew

Nappy Nephew – Nappy Nephew is one the most overlooked and underrated rap demos to ever have been released in Chicago rap. Nappy Nephew spits his rhymes with an East Coast accent throughout his entire single in a poetic way that rhymes. Songs on this demo sample acid jazz songs. Nappy Nephew – Nappy Nephew was released as a cassette demo in 1993.

Ohh Ahh Aay is laced with phat hip hop beats and heavy pounding bass. The bass is sure funky. Nappy Nephew gets funky with the lyrics on this track. Nappy Nephew spits his rhymes with an East Coast accent.

Fat Again is backed a jazz sample which uses a horn. The instrumentation is backed by upright bass, vinyl scratching, drums, and a keyboard. Fat Again laced with phat hip hop beats and heavy pounding bass. Jazz and hip hop/rap meet each other on Fat Again.

Hoes that used to diss him are now flirting with him. All because he gets mad loot and juice. Nappy Nephew don’t give a damn about giving shit. He is on the road to explode plus he is packing a .9 millimeter that is waiting to unload. Nappy Nephew is fat again. He’s breaking necks with mic checks.

Don Medina produced and cowrote the song I.S.O.L.A. in 1993 with Duane James aka Nappy Nephew. 1993 was a great time for them.

Nappy Nephew takes us back to 1986 when he used to run with D Lee, C.O., Terrel. Looked at as a zero in a small racist tight ghetto, Nappy Nephew never broke any rules. The microphone was his tool. You would go all out in a rap battle at Humphries High School. People would run. You had clout if you won. His rhymes weren’t too rough.

Sometimes there would be a rivalry in Chicago which is Nappy Nephew’s hometown. The rivalry Nappy Nephew is referring to is Bankhead vs Uptown. Back in the 90s, Bankhead and Uptown were rival neighborhoods. People would often try to start fights with each other.

When the rap battle was over, Nappy Nephew and C.O. would kick mad facts. I.S.O.L.A. is the place be for Nappy Nephew.

Nappy Nephew was no time in 10th grade. Even when he had time, he would rather be at home and write a mad rhyme. A beat would play inside of his mind and subconscious. He was getting props by the age of 18. He was well known with the women. Chumps would have beef with him but in the end they would lose. Jaws would drop. Cheers wouldn’t stop.

High City was the route they would after the rap battle was finished. D&B was on the same route. The bank was on the same route. D&B was the place Nappy Nephew and his crew would go to shoot the breeze and have a few laughs. Not to mention talk trash. Nappy Nephew would drop a few rhymes.

I Don’t Be Got No Weapon deals with gun violence within the African American community.

I rate this album 4/5****!

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