|THE JACKA of MOB FIGAZ 'Tear Gas'|
|Written by tricksta|
|Saturday, 18 July 2009 09:24|
The Jacka is without a doubt one of the most consistent rappers from the West Coast with a shadow of the doubt. He has his own situation too! I mean The Bay has it going on and has a good solid independent scene which I have admiration for, but a lot of music out there is Mac Dre’s Thizz World label. The Jacka however goes against the grain; he does things in his own way. The music isn’t typically Hyphy or West Coast P-Funk influenced, it’s unique and I think the best way to describe The Jacka’s sound is very simple…The Jacka is Mob Music, and Mob Music done well.
So ‘Tear Gas’, the first album from The Jacka since his 2006 release ‘Jack Of All Trades’ and damn was it worth the wait! For starters, I think someone forgot to tell The Jacka that most artists in 2009 are only putting between 12 and 16 tracks on an album maximum, because The Jacka has served up a massive nineteen tracks here. There are some real highlights too and no bad tracks. From the opening track, the MG produced ‘Summer’ featuring Rydah J Klyde I knew this album was going to be special.
The featured guests here too is very inspiring as The Jacka embraces all coasts which gives the album a lot more of an worldwide vive. Houston’s Devin The Dude and Swisha House’s Paul Wall both feature, as does New York legend Cormega and Philadelphia’s Freeway. Other contributions come from the man that really helped to put The Bay on the map, the legendary E-40, as well as other West Coast stars like Zion 1, Planet Asia, J Stalin, Dubb 20, Mistah F.A.B, Sky Balla, Cellski and more.
The great thing about ‘Tear Gas’ is the whole project works, from the artwork & the look right over to The Jacka’s punchlines and clever street commentary as well as top notch production and mastering. I really cannot fault this album. It’s definitely going to be in 'RAGO Magazine’s top ten albums' of 2009, maybe even top five! I love this CD. Big!!!!
|Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2009 18:39|