No. We are not talking about Motley Crue. Please take your mullet elsewhere sir.
As you probably know, we like to do things a lil’ different ‘round here (just ask our friendly neighborhood c-box cluckers!) So, when the man, the myth, the K-Murdah gave us a sneak preview of his “new” effort, we knew we had to come correct. I mean, you can’t just take something so long in the making, and give it the standard “this song is good, I like the beat” review…naw, we had to do something to reflect the creativity of DECADEnse.
In case you didn’t know, K-Murdock decided to drop one cut he’s produced from each of the last ten years, beginning in 2000. And in case you didn’t realize, that’s ten tracks, from the last ten orbits around the sun, being released on the tenth day of the tenth month of the year of our Lord 20… yep, 10. Apparently, Mr. Murdock has an obsession with the number following nine, but preceding 11. (Got a dimebag homie? I got five on it!)
So, in the spirit of the title, we decided to appreciate this compilation of K-Murdock’s art in our own way. After all, K isn’t the only one who’s had a crazy last ten years. His may have been just a little more successful, but that’s neither here nor there…no need to be a dick about it (Insert your preferred LOL, LMFAO, ROFL, etc. here). Anyway, let us reflect on the general goings-on of the last decade, while we indulge in a little DECADEnse.
(RIP Big Pun)
2- Lingo (2001)
3 – Love With U (2002)
BrainSlice: AIDS chicks, AIDS chicks. Hahaha…oh shit, it’s my turn. Hmmmm….OK. I guess this makes sense. Here Benny and Catch are, having a nice lil’ back-and-forth, and I come along and make everything…awkward. You know why I’m THAT asshole? The Winter Olympics came to Utah, and I didn’t give a flying f*ck. Also, Whoopi Goldberg hosted the Academy Awards, and I once again did not give a flying f*ck. While I can appreciate K-Murdock’s skills putting this track together, I just have to say this is not my thing. To illustrate this, I present a hypothetical scenario: Ready for some action, I light the candles and put on this track. In walks the wife, looking fine as hell in her lingerie. She then hears this song playing and explodes in hysterical laughter, thinking I must be joking. She knows me that well. That said, I’m sure somebody out there is getting their f*ck on to this, right now. Hopefully it’s not Ted Danson and Whoopi. Sorry fellas, I guess I’m still upset over the loss of a true legend that year. R.I.P. Jam Master Jay.
4 - Makin' Me (2003)
5 - Campaign '04 (2004)
Benny: I dig that at times this beat sounds like a superhero theme song that probably would have made Christopher Reeves fly again. If it’s lyricism you want, lyricism you will get: I couldn't tell which one's which or who's who but these dudes from the illpoets.com crew got it on lock. These dudes spit stupid steroid flows that are crazy as Ron Artest when he ran into the crowd and socked that guy. Peep:
- “Rappers is full of shit like a large intestine.”
- “Cats couldn't move weight if you was Fat Joe running track.”
- “Rain brown like a stain on a pair of white thongs.”
I mean these dudes got more punch(line)s than Jeremy Sivits.
6 – Between The Lines (2005)
8- Playing My Role (2007)
Benny: I gotta say Doc knows how to pick collabs. Northwest wordsmith Braille delivers consciousness and family rap like he was Marion Jones giving back her medals. Sounds like he's a better father and husband than Chris Benoit anyway...then again who isn't (ed’s note: or wasn’t, as the case may be). Braille feels his way up, over, and around this K-Murdock beat as if he had a white cane.
9 – The Beatdown (2008)
BrainSlice: Last year everyone was living in fear of pigs (where’s Ice-T when you need him? Oh, that’s right, he’s playing a cop on TV). ‘09 was a rough year for me personally, but this song makes it all fade away. Possibly my favorite track off DECADEnse. Do you feel that? It’s K-Murdock methodically melding the talents of Raw Poetic, Nicolay, Kay, and … wow … the amazing voice of Emilie Bogrand (who I am now in love with) into an instant classic. Just go to BANDCAMP and preview it. Then put your damn money on the table and buy the album. Click HERE.