HiddenRoad & M-Acculate are back to bash skulls with that raw dope boom bap stuff that the underground has been waiting for, from Texas all the way to United Kingdom with their new album HiddenRoad & M-Acculate – Toe to Toe with Titans. Together they bring dope music to the underground one track at a time. M-Acculate comes articulate in his raps as always. With the same devastation of a hammer smashing into the skull of a soft mushy fleshling, M-Acculate shatters the political correctness of society’s miserable puny existence on this album. Overall this album has that underground hardcore boom bap sound.
Toe to Toe with Titans uses some lo-fi grimey hip hop beats over a hip hop soundscape. The beats sound very underground. The vocal reduction blends in perfectly with those lo-fi grimey hip hop beats.
Welcome Cuntz sounds very much similar to an early Kool Keith song but is much darker sounding. Now those beats are articulately structures and not too loose. The vocal increment blends in perfectly with those lo-fi grimey hip hop beats. Lyrics used in this song are sharp as a blade. The song has some insane chemistry that cannot be defined or described in any way.
Masters of Mayhem is another destructive track that is lyrically destructive and explosive. Their lyrics are sharp as a blade. M-Acculate comes articulate in his raps as always. Overall this song has that underground hardcore boom bap sound.
Till I’m Laid in the Dirt with RunOn & Kemet uses some beautiful ethereal instrumentation that is very heavenly and out of this world. The guitar adds to the heavenly effects along with the keyboards.
Long on the Way is one of the jazzier songs on the album as there is a looped saxophone sample used throughout the song. Jazz and hardcore rap meet the boom bap sound on the song Long on the Way. HiddenRoad brought out the best in his production. M-Acculate slayed the hook with his articulate and immaculate lyrics.
Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder is basically a boom bap hip hop/rap cover of Loudon Wainwright III – Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder. No the song is not a cover of Jason Webley – Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder. After extensive researching on Google for several minutes, one can find the lyrics to this version of Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder. The song is very poetic and sad due to the production and instrumentation that is used. Now the instrumentation and production are both very jazzy and classical, thus creating a classical jazz fusion for the listener(s) to embrace.
These are the lyrics that are constantly repeated and looped through out the song after each verse is finished. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder/And the mind begins to wander back to happier days” You know the saying goes, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder and the mind begins to wander back to happier days.”
I rate this album 5/5*****!