February 28, 2013

One of the marks of a memorable rapper is when they write a line that should be a cliche, but somehow isn’t. Gates gets one off with “white and red whips like a Marlboro sign.”  This may be my favorite song from Luca Brasi, but it has seven or eight rivals. To it’s credit, it has a guest verse from Spitta, who I am on record as stating is one of the great role models of our time.

After two full months, my favorite rap records of 2013 are as follows: Luca Brasi, Indigoism, Peace, Love, & Shmoplife, and Curly Castro’s Fidel. In that order, at this minute, at least until this blog post is published.  Sometime-POW contributor, Craig Jenkins has a very good review of Luca up at Pitchfork. The tape is below the jump, if you don’t already have it.

ZIP: Kevin Gates – Luca Brasi Story (Left-Click)

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