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Moe Green, Lionheart

Moe Green, an unheralded diamond from the bankrupt streets of Vallejo, CA, passionately displays an intriguing and improving—if still somewhat rough—set of spitting skills on his new free EP, Lionheart. Rhyming with a seriousness that belies his relatively young age, throughout Lionheart, Green mostly tackles themes he knows well: Financial difficulties, employment issues and dreams of stardom. True to his previous tapes' form—albeit in a lyrically playfully and sonically more sophisticated way—the non-hyphy rapper from NorCal's content captures a lot of what the everyman can identify with. Though his voice and delivery aren’t overly distinguishable and are, at times, swallowed ...

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