Working That 9-2-5

What’s today bitches!?!? You gotdamn right it’s Sunday. So while most of you are ironing your shoes and polishing your dress slacks for the upcoming work week I’m over here listening to the first great album of 2007. Get your chips together and go copp the new Consequence album. It’s produced by your boy Tudda and the shit is proper Hip-Hop music from the first track on down.

Some of y’all might know about this cat Consequence since he has been in the game for a minute now. Dude carried weed for Tribe Called Quest after when Jarobi got disappeared, but for the last few years he has been stashing sacks for your boy Tudda and the G.O.O.D. music gang. I know that most of y’all think that Rhymefest was Tudda’s main bag handler, but the truth is that Cons is that dude with the slick wordplay and metaphorical wit that you hear when Tudda spits. You can clearly see that come forth on this album. It’s a G.O.O.D. thing too that Cons hasn’t given all his good shit to his weed owner. There are a bunch of tracks on this album that make it worth the ten dollar price tag.

Job Song
– This is the album’s intro track and the signature snare drums from Tudda with the classic sample of Bob James let’s you know that this isn’t your cookie cutter mainstream rap record. Cons breaks down the frustration of needing a job in order to provide him with the dough to pursue his real dreams as an artist.

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
– If you fucks with Nah’Right then you heard this shit like ten years ago. Classic Tudda music and he guests on the joint as well. Head nodding Hip-Hop makes me want to put my backpack on and press rewind.

Night, Night – Consequence comes hardbody on this track and let’s the listeners know that if he has to he can shoot joints like a rapping Roy Jones. A nice rapping Roy Jones. I swear I hear a Quincy Jones sample on this joint and I wouldn’t be surprised either since your boy Tudda got it like that.

Feel This Way – Tudda’s personal valet and wig brusher John Legend comes on this track to sing a smoothed out hook and get all the chicks moist. It’s a cool track for the middle of the album and it will be on the radio if these music industry execs don’t totally mishandle this project.

There’s more G.O.O.D. shit on this album like the ‘Grammy Family’ track with DJ Khaled and a bunch of skits similar to the College Dropout and Late Registration. I can see this album going gold on the strength of Tudda’s production and presence. Consequence is a great lyricist, which is evident by all the hits that he has helped fashion for his boss, but I will have to co-sign some of the readers on this site that argue that it takes more than just lyrics to make a great emcee.

I saw Consequence perform at a CMJ event in NYC over a year ago. He has charisma and stage presence that all great emcees need to have, but there was still something that kept me from checking for his music on the regular. The album is still dope and it marks the first platinum worthy offering for this calendar year. Hopefully for Consequence it will allow him to catch some shine from under the shadows of Tudda. Then again, maybe some people are destined to be weed carriers for life.

Speaking of weed carriers… Isn’t Spliff Star due for a new album?

  • http://no.com uh

    Wait, you hate on T.I. and big up consequence? get your ny-jocking ass out of here

  • thoreauly77

    darn- i sure wish xxlmag would step it up with these kinds of errors.

    eskay- are you working on this aspect or just the content coming through?

  • Bun B

    Favourite weed carrier = Black Milk

    Too minor to even carry weed for Dilla, amazing…

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Thoreauly77,
    I re-edited the drop so hopefully it all comes through. Shit is a hassle sometimes.

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    I haven’t heard this album yet but based on this review i’ll check it out. I didn’t even know Cons was releasing an album.

  • Cashus Clay

    Cons album along with Devin the dude are 2 albums am def looking forward too

  • DevoG

    No! Matter a fact, Hell No. Spliff Star aint due for no cotdamn album. Fuc otta here! LoL

  • http://www.myspace.com/poisonousdarthfc Poisonous Dart

    I cosign that heads need to cop Consequence’s “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” LP” right damn now. One.

  • nation

    a tribe called quence

  • Pancho

    Spliff Star making an album…lol.

    No…LMAO!

    Oh, I was considering buying that Consequence album…Ima have to check it out now.

    I hope your review is spot on…I really need to get my hip-hop fix to jump IMMEDIATELY for the 07′.

  • J.R.O.

    I’ma have to cop like Carl Winslow.

  • Cuban Link

    its a sick album I already got it.

    Also, is it strange like 3 hip hop CDs have been released this year?Or, is it the calm before the storm?PAPOOSE, JAE MILLZ, SKYZOO, TRU LIFE, JOELL ORTIZ ALL DROPPING THIS YEAR-’07 NY IS BACK.*knock on wood (no homo)*

  • J J

    sample jacking albums sucks dick

    /end of story

  • urmoneykid

    just d/l the album… it’s sick. i don’t buy hip-hop albums anymore… i’ll spend my hard earned on this though.

  • Boner Jams 03

    “Speaking of weed carriers… Isn’t Spliff Star due for a new album?”

    “Spliff Star..Pateince my nigga! Your album is coming soon!” – Busta Rhymes on When Disaster Strikes……..WAY BACK IN 1997!!!!!!!!!
    LMAO!!!!!!!

  • derfla the hus’la

    cons is the man seen one of he’s new video’s he’s real

  • jacquez
  • thecollinb

    I dont think Kanye would be able to rhyme if it wasnt for Cons..and you could argue that Kanye was rapping before he met Cons but Kanye was hot garbage.

  • John Brown

    Im just ready for that Devin album to drop.

  • EReal

    Spliff Star hasta be the best weed carrier name EVAR.
    Hes a star for carrying busta’s spliffs. -LOL

    Imma hafta check for that Cons. album, give it a listen. Any smple links?? Im just more into a raw style, even with the backpacker stuff. I was always more Non-Phixion, Arsonists, Swollen Members, you know the more aggresive of the backpacker stuff. The best I’ve heard come from that camp was the Chapelle Show performance with Kanye and Common, and that was still talkin bout slangin and PoPo and all that. Is this album in line with that, or is it trying to make me a better person??

    1 hunned.

  • mannyworld33

    GOOD POST SUNDY,

    CHECK OUT http://WWW.GETTINGOUTOURDREAMS.COM
    TO HEAR SOME OF CON’S STUFF. HIS ALBUM SHOULD BE GOOD AND HE CAN REALLY SPIT. HE BODIES THE GRAMMY FAMILY TRACK TOO.

  • http://bye BIZNESS

    why Thudda?

  • Flip

    If “Your Girl Keeps Calling Me” is the song suppossed to make me check out the album, I’ll have to pass. Thanks.

  • http://none MC

    in response to your comments about people who have to work while you get to chill: i’m about to cop a condo and become a landowner. meanwhile, i hope you have fun paying another man’s mortgage with the rent you pay, although you’ll have nothing to show for it but a doorknob in the butt once you leave. reminds me of that character in Chappelle Show, voiced by Charlie Murphy, who just said “fuck it.”

  • http://xxlmag.com eskay

    this album is pretty decent. it’s a shame it’s gonna sell like 8 copies.

  • Incilin

    LMAO “I can see this album going gold” yeah right! Even good albums like Game Theory, Hell Hath No Fury, and Fishscale are unable to go gold. Hell Diddy hardly went past gold, and you think this album can do it? I have my most sincerest doubts.

  • Atl’s own

    the 2 songs i heard from dude were fie!

    but um’a have to here mo b4 i cop it.

  • http://dahspot.blogspot.com Belize

    > He has charisma and stage presence that all great emcees need to have, but there was still something that kept me from checking for his music on the regular.

    ^Yeah, the fact that he looks like a grownup Beetlejuice

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Sounds like someone is getting paid to promote…you’s a…laaaaaaaaammme

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    N-Cred,

    I wish niggas would pay me to promote. I’d be up in this piece talkin’ bout how great niggas are when they just make music in order to give their clothing lines credibility, or these niggas that make music as if they use a speak and spell to write they rhymes.

    I care about the culture more than that so I won’t whore myself to an artist and their agenda. You need to just sit your ho ass down and listen to what I say because it’s good for you like your momma’s cooked food. You niggas be fightin’ the truth like you scared to get smart.

    Keep your head in the sand listening to infantile songs and you will be part of the young peoples that gets drafted to go to the desert and get that oil.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Consequence’s album sucks!

    he only 3 good tracks…

  • Whoa

    J.R.O. Says:

    March 11th, 2007 at 8:14 pm
    I’ma have to cop like Carl Winslow.

    HELL NAH!!! LMAO THATS da lamest shit i eva read

  • Boner Jams 03

    good morning america/good mornin to erica/who gave me good head watchin good mornin america

  • John Cochran

    Dude got mad lisp cause his teefis are jacked, but I like the flow. I can see how Kanye learned from him, but Ye still the genious out of the bunch. He killed Grammy Family, that and the Beans, Jada colab was the only thing I dug off Khaled’s album. Never by a Dj’s album. 1

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