This Weekend I'm Featuring Mars ILL. Here's A Dope Album You May Not Know About! Album Review: Mars Ill - Pirate Radio

Street Date: December, 2004

When news dropped that Mars Ill's sophomore Gotee release would be delayed yet again, hip-hop fans were undoubtedly left disappointed. A lot of fans were eagerly anticipating the release of Pro Pain, so its delay meant that Mars Ill would have several months of dead air to fill before its release. So the problem arises: what does a critically acclaimed hip-hop duo do to appease fans in the months before the release of a highly anticipated project? Well if you're Mars Ill, why not put out an independent album while you're waiting? Better yet, make it a fan project and release the CD exclusively through your website.

It's the oldest trick in the book, really. When a band needs to buy time in between releases, they don't want to keep their fans waiting. So they put out a "stop-gap" project - something to tide fans over (and build interest) before they put out the official product.  So as stop-gaps go, is Pirate Radio nothing more than a remix or b-sides project? Luckily for fans, the answer is a resounding "no!" Not content to just sit back and rest on their laurels, Mars Ill pulled out all the stops and recorded fifteen brand-new and unreleased tracks for Pirate Radio.

Besides the beats, the other half of the Mars Ill equation is the outstanding vocal work of emcee manCHILD. Throughout Pirate Radio manCHILD raps with his trademark flow, peppering each track with classic verses and inventive rhymes - paying homage to his hometown on "A*T*lanta" and alluding to the pushed-back Pro Pain on the title track. It also seems that whatever Dust lays down, manCHILD can rhyme over. Whether it's the staggered rhythms of "The Beautiful Hustle" or the sample-heavy "You Can't Stop," manCHILD showcases his versatility on every track - his vocals complementing the production perfectly.

written by Sherwin Frias

 

  1. Pirate Radio
  2. The Beautiful Hustle
  3. Reach
  4. Flirt With Flame
  5. One Run at Midnight
  6. All I Know
  7. Point Blank
  8. Talkback
  9. Mourning in the Morning
  10. Nine Pound Hammers
  11. A*T*lanta
  12. On Her Way
  13. Trade Secrets
  14. You Can't Stop
  15. Just Over That Hill

Read More Here

Views: 21

Comment

You need to be a member of The Oracle to add comments!

Join The Oracle

The Oracle Magazine is a Hip-Hop magazine and Social Community with industry news, music, videos, photos, Health Tips,discussions and more!

Please Contact Us At

                  Call or Text: 424-644-9089
             Email: Theoraclemag@gmail.com

Daily Devotional

Latest Activity

Prince Malachi The First's 6 blog posts were featured
3 hours ago
Prince Malachi The First posted blog posts
3 hours ago
Prince Malachi The First's 4 blog posts were featured
yesterday
Prince Malachi The First posted blog posts
yesterday
Prince Malachi The First's blog post was featured

Remembering Preacher and Underground Railroad Conductor Josiah Henson, the Inspiration Behind ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’

“Mr. Josiah Henson, a fugitive slave & the original of Mrs. B. Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. He is now in his 88th year, & his sufferings, energy, patient endurance, & his anxiety for the good of his suffering brethren, are admirable… this most remarkable old man… who was during 41 years a slave, enduring great sufferings & cruelty & endowed with wonderful courage, energy & patience. He said he had had a very suffering tried life, but had, thanks to me, been able to reach a free country & live there.” —Queen Victoria’s diary, March 1877Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a smashing success. The gripping exposé of slavery sold 3,000 copies on its first day in print, and Frederick Douglass reported that 5,000 copies—the entire first print run—were purchased within four days. Within six weeks, The Boston Morning Post declared…See More
Monday
Prince Malachi The First's 3 blog posts were featured
Sunday
Prince Malachi The First posted blog posts
Sunday
Prince Malachi The First posted blog posts
Saturday
Prince Malachi The First's 3 blog posts were featured
Friday
Prince Malachi The First's 2 videos were featured
Jun 14
Prince Malachi The First posted videos
Jun 14
Prince Malachi The First's 5 blog posts were featured
Jun 13
Prince Malachi The First's video was featured
Jun 13
Prince Malachi The First posted a video
Jun 13
Prince Malachi The First posted blog posts
Jun 12
Prince Malachi The First's 2 blog posts were featured
Jun 11
Prince Malachi The First posted blog posts
Jun 11
Prince Malachi The First's 7 blog posts were featured
Jun 9
Prince Malachi The First posted blog posts
Jun 9

Look for THE ORACLE On Facebook and Twitter!

Birthdays

Birthdays Tomorrow

Events

© 2019   Created by Prince Malachi The First.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service