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Album Review: Rittz, The Life And Times Of Jonny Valiant

Since turning heads with an appearance on Yelawolf’s landmark Trunk Muzik mixtape, Rittz has been patiently waiting in the wings, making the most of feature-spots and eventually his own well-received mixtape, 2011’s White Jesus. But with a heightened fan base and Strange Music’s backing, The Life & Times of Jonny Valiant is by far the biggest moment of this long-hair-don’t-care, frenetically paced MC’s career. And he doesn’t seem to whiff. If it’s your first time listening to Rittz, the obvious reference point for his flow is that of Twista’s. Much like the reverential Chicago MC, Rittz has one speed, and that’s ...

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