What’s up citizens this ya guy Rob Markman with The Rob Report, where we break down music for the game’s hottest artists. Last week we dipped into Dom Kennedy’s By Dom Kennedy and this week we’re headed to Baltimore to check out King Los’ God, Money, War.
King Los has proven that he’s one of the game’s top lyricist and if you’ve heard his last Sway in the Morning Freestyle that you know this truth to be self-evident. But on God Money War, Los takes things a step further and proves that not only can he rhyme, he can make music. On “Ghetto Boy” he rocks out and reps for his native B’more, on “Lil Black Boy” he sings praises to his son and on “War” Los examines the psyche of a street hustler.
There’s a stigma that most lyricists can’t make dope songs. Well, on God Money War, King Los breaks that stereotype. With this album he balances bars with music that you can live your life too. The title track offers jewels for the street struck and “To Be Honest” is filled with uncut truth, but my absolute favorite track is “Black Blood” where Los and TDE’s Isaiah Rashad link to honor the loved ones that they lost.
God Money War is a hell of a hip-hop album. I don’t know if it’ll be one of the most popular LPs, but when it’s al said and done, I can say King Los dropped one of the year’s best so I’m giving this one a 9 out of 10. But that’s just my opinion. I want to know what do you think. Hit me @RobMarkman on Twitter. I talk back
Watch below for the best freestyle of the year, done on Sway in the Morning.