Review : MR. LIF - Mo'Mega
AV ClubPerceptionist and Definitive Jux all-star Mr. Lif has a weakness for gloomy, post-apocalyptic soundscapes, science-fiction imagery, and boyish aggression, but he always sounds at least a little like the president of the chess club, or the baddest Dungeons & Dragons aficionado in school....full text
The IndependentFor now, hip-hop remains safe in the hands of the Def Jux crew, with this second explosive offering from Mr Lif sustaining the high standards set by the likes of Cannibal Ox, Aesop Rock and Murs. As usual, El-P's production sounds like nothing else in rap or rock, with his extraordinary backing track for Lif's fast-food attack "The Fries" standing out for its shifts through several discrete passages of sinister, scarified industrial noise and beats....full text
PrefixMagIf nothing else, 2006 may teach us that political rebels like to fuck too. There are two tracks on the Coup's Pick a Bigger Weapon that refer in no uncertain terms to revolutionaries rutting. Sure, it's been said before; even the hardest of hardcore, Dead Prez, devoted a cringe-worthy track to "Mind Sex" (though it's easily bested by U-God's "Black Shampoo" on the unintentional comedy scale). But the simple humanity of Mr. Lif getting his mack on shoots Mo' Mega into new territory....full text
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