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Dope Rhyme Villainz The Anthem For Legalization

Dope Rhyme Villainz Have The Perfect Soundtrack To Celebrate The Legalization Of Marijuana

Written By: Sid Jones

Dope Rhyme Villainz have created the perfect soundtrack. For the people that have fought for the legalization of marijuana, this one’s for you.

I’m rather picky when it comes to smoking music. To me, it’s never been something that’s constantly on my playlist. Content, lyrics and production matter most.

So with that, we’re gonna dive right into the review.


Escape From Reality

Music has been and always will be, an escape. For some, music and drugs are the cure for the real world. What made this a great smoker’s album wasn’t just about getting high. The song, Evil is one of my favorite songs.

As angry and as violent as it is, it’s a reaction to uppers. The more you listen to the album, the more you get from it. It took me a couple of times to learn that each song was a reaction to a substance or situation.

How is this an escape from reality? It’s empathetic to those looking for a break from the mundane and every struggle. Listen closely.

Every song is a call back to, Addict. The introduction to this adventure of the mind presents the message of the entire album.


Addicted To The Music

Dope Rhyme Villainz provided us with 13 tracks. The album runtime is nearly 50 minutes. Honestly, it felt a lot shorter. I have a lot of favorites from the album. Let’s Go, Detroit City, Machete, and Evil.

Again, the stoner music doesn’t cater to me. This album however, gave me a marijuana song that I truly enjoyed. Simply titled, Mary Jane. I liked the way they compared marijuana to a beautiful woman. The prelude, Look At Her was the perfect Segway.

These are anthems for the substance and emotion that goes with it. Dope Rhyme Villainz created a thinker’s album and a smoker’s anthem. Not only is that hard to find, I’m not even sure that combination existed.

It does now.


The Supergroup Behind It

Shadow and Olin Ezra have the lyrical chemistry. This is the duo that provided us with this blend of sound. Each one can be seen an embodiment of a drug. Shadow being the downer, the cool and the chill drug. Olin is the upper, the energetic and hyped up offset.

Think of Phunk Junkies’ The Quest combined with Steve Miller’s The Joker. That is the perfect representation of each individual and what they do on each song. It’s brilliant and unique.

Now, take some of the crisp Death Row production of the early years. The notorious T-Money Green brings the hard baselines to compliment the opposition of the two artists.

Throw in some guitar from Andrew May and it’s the Detroit hip hop we’ve been waiting for. If that’s not enough, DJ Rec comes in with his turntable skills.


Overall Verdict

As I said, I’m proud to own it. I’m taking it with me to give others a listen. A solid album, a conversational piece, a throwback, and a project that is criminally underrated.

Easily 4/5 stars. Again, the substance abuse doesn’t resonate with me. The sound and the lyrics do. The fact that it is the audio version of Dante’s Inferno for people who partake is fascinating.

To be completely honest, that’s brilliant. It’s something I don’t feel like has been done. If it has, it probably wasn’t done to my liking.

Check out the Dope Rhyme Villainz album here:


Are you going to add this to your smoker’s playlist to celebrate? Let us know in the comments below!

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