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Black Rob, Game Tested, Streets Approved

Raw, unforgiving, hard New York rap. That’s Black Rob’s Game Tested, Streets Approved album in its essence. With his gruff tone and no-nonsense flow, Rob holds down 14 tracks with only one guest appearance without any problems. BR bubbles on the enthralling “Boiling Water,” spitting, “Fuck a man, I put 10 in his jeep/and do 10 joints and come home and land on my feet.” Later, “Up North” has Rob giving the harsh realities of prison and offering lines like, “Yo, it’s funny/You should see how dudes walk up north/They be walking straight/They don’t Diddy Bop up north.” While the feel-good ...

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