So, I always thought that hip-hop and punk music is one and the same. Its drive, the outcast of the community, the people making statements. So, I always thought there should be a sub-genre Punk-Hop, a genre that at the least should emerge. I got into a few conversations with a couple of punk kids, and they were confused of what that would sound like, one kid said that is two styles of music that should not marry.
I guess you can say Rage is Punk-Hop or maybe even Rancid, but I think those were small stepping stones that shows I am not mad. P.O.S, well... he has showed me that punk-hop is here and here to stay. HipHopdx.com makes a point by saying Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit (thank god he is gone) are forced attempts, and P.O.S delivers this blend of work effortlessly, but they don't really put a finger on what it is...Punk-Hop people! Kick-ass hard-hitting drums and a Flow that undoubtably gives him a MC 12 gun salute is on point. The lyrics say what they are suppose to say, do what they are suppose to do; no metaphorical illusions, smoke and mirrors...simple and tightly woven together.
What pisses me Off...Pitchfork "From front to back, the album's an acquired taste, and even if it's not the big paradox that an album mixing punk ethics with rap virtuosity might risk becoming," Some Jag is saying that this is a paradox, as if fusion of musical taste is absurd. HELLO, hip-hop at the least means 100% expression, all art is...that means full freedom, the fact that pitchfork gives it a 7.0 after saying it is solid for the most part, but very different is a paradox in it self.
I call this a milstone in music, coming from another artist staying true to his art form, thank you P.O.S. I love it!!
Freshness: 5 out of 5
Content: 5 out of 5 and twenty-five thumbs up Love it!