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M.O.P., Sparta

Few do hardcore rap music like M.O.P. The duo comprised of Billy Danze and Lil Fame definitely represent Brownsville (Home of the Brave!) suitably, mashing out tough beats on their new album Sparta.

Over the course of the album, M.O.P. assaults production by the Snowgoons starting with the title track “Sparta” and going into the triumphant “Back At It,” in which the Mashout Posse make their intentions crystal clear. “We emerged from death row to spit it in a way a nigga never spit it before/Incredibly focused, dopeness and we blow,” Danze roars on the track. “This is convict music, start-shit music, how ever you view it this is moshpit music!” “Get Yours,” “Hard Niggaz,” “No Mercy” and “Break Em” have the Brooklyn duo so entrenched in their street element to the fullest. “Pop them, leave ’em covered in carnations/They wanted more Danze, I gave them a raw glance/Of good hood shit, ghetto war chants,” Danze barks later on “Break ’Em.”

M.O.P. closes out the album with the gritty “Body On The Iron,” which has both members of the group attacking the mic with reckless abandon and no remorse.

Overall, Sparta is as hardcore and street as it gets, and who would expect anything different from M.O.P.? It’s what they do. —Mark Lelinwalla

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  • that nigga

    So why is it only a “L”?

    • M.A.J.O.R.

      that nigga feel exactly how i feel. i just downloaded this shit tand this is the hardest shit that came out this year so why it only get L…. sstop it

  • T-Mac

    So, basically, when i read this review, i expect nothin’ but XL. And it’s only L ? I mean, guy who reviewed this album should give us reasons why it’s not better rating.

  • WTF

    This is the worst review I’ve ever read. Is the album good or not? This dude just basically said “This album has hard beats and hard rhymes!!! Its aggressive, real hiphop like MOP always does!!! WOOOOOO……its ok”

  • Brooklyn bred

    ONLY A L..? thats crazy, on another note i read few do hardcore rap like M.O.P let get this clear.. NO BODY MAKES MUSIC LIKE M.O.P their just too raw wit it… i guess you didnt get your under the table money to give it a high rating those guys wonldnt pay for something like that anyway they have a true fan base even if its not large scale their work speaks for its self .. but not to worry i know you’ll come threw wit the XXL for the next werido rap/singer pop to drop what they think is hip-hop!!

  • http://xxlmag.com yunggee19

    I havent heard the whole album. but i heard the snippets and dat shit alone deserve a xl. and dat drake shit gets a xl. fuck outta here . ya got these reviews all fucked up

  • swype-matic

    Fuck whoever wrote this review. not even gonna scroll up to see who it was. Shit is an XXL, or an 8/10.

    Ditto to what Brooklyn bred said.

  • Matson

    Goddamn right the shit is bangin!!! MOP 4 LIFE

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  • BigSny

    LOL the Snowgoons do not make 3/5 beats. All their shit is 6/5…get with it! If you guys like these beats checkout some of the other Snowgoons Albums; Kraftwerk,Black Snow, German Lugers, The Iron Fist…FIRE!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/therealesmitty E. Smitty

    Mark Lelinwalla Needs a #KNUCKLE #SANDWICH #IMJUSTSAYIN!!!

  • Marxman

    It’s well known that if these reviewers don’t get money handed to them by labels, the album won’t get a favorable review. And knowing how most people are, they’ll blindly follow this shit.

    Fuck these publications and their reviews. They’re all run by favoritism-playin’ herbs.

  • Pain Psyntist

    If it was Lil Waste & Brake bullsh8 it will be rated XXXL… this is garbage. The world is a dirty place cos of money man

  • mrcriplr

    Agreed with all the comments!!! A 1st by its self, But seriously…MOP is the last of an era thats still doing it and doing it RIGHT!!! They deserve a fuckin grammy yet alone XXL ur reviews aint worth shizzy!!!