New SOTBMusic: @SlumFunk – Captain Crook…Snatching Crumbs and All

Libretto’s story is one of redemption and revitalization. From being one of the next big things to a four-and-a-half year stint in prison, he’s been around the world in more ways than one. On the heels of his Gangsta Jazz Vol. 2 project, we’re blessed with his second official album. A TL;DR way to describe it is that it’s like a mix between Curren$y and Pusha with a bit of Lost Boyz and Slum Village to boot. 
Equal parts funky, retrospective, and gangsta, Libretto floats over each instrumental and gives us a slice-of-life from the story of Captain Crook. There’s a very distinct old-school feel to the Portland (by way of Watts) artist, allowing for an energy that gives off blaxploitation vibes while still giving listeners a boom-bap friendly discussion on street life and all which that may entail. Guest spots from the likes of Guilty Simpson only heighten these energies and no guest spot overpowers the song, instead complimenting Libretto’s lyricism and flow. One of the highlights on the project, for me, is the song “Black Boy” as it affirms that Black is Gold (sorry Wale, I had to).
Check it out below and, if you’re feeling it, be sure to support the album on iTunes and/or CDBaby
Speed on the Beat

Whatever you need to know about me, you can find out on Dad of two, cat dad (of two), mental health advocate, Team Support Dope Music in All Its Forms.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s