Mar 17, 2013

Throwback: A.L. - "Lyrics"

A.L. was a featured MC on the Lyricist Lounge Vol. 1 compilation from the Rawkus Records heyday. Among many stand out tracks, A.L. really impressed me with the honesty in his verses about the loss of content in the rap game. An impressive outing for an artist that seems to have fallen into obscurity but still gets rocked on my ipod years later. Rawkus had so many dope artists and the crew at Lyricist Lounge played a large part in the true school movement of the 90's, only to see corporate radio bypass them in favor of the Cash Money and No Limit southern rap labels. If only the purists still got the same kind of promotion that they did in the 90's, maybe rap radio wouldn't be so over-gangsta'd and running low on lyrics, but we'll never know. Check it out and listen to the soundtrack of a movement and a moment in time for some of hip hop's dedicated craftsmen.

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