If Killah Threat has demonstrated anything over the years, it is that he is not your typical rapper. While the music industry as a whole rarely hits on rawness or sincerity these days, Killah Threat does, and his current album “CoolKillahz,” which he co-wrote with Cool Cal, thus the name, is proof of that. They each have their own recognizable, fascinating signature sound that is a very visceral listening experience that is more apparent today than ever in their current Album, which has many vital distinguishing features that delve deeply into the artist’s artistic quality.
The opening track, “Like a King,” is an exhilarating introduction to “CoolKillahz.” The abovementioned ‘eclecticism’ is in full display here, with plenty of musical enjoyment. Cool Cal wastes no time in complimenting the beat with a flexible bar-dropping delivery that effortlessly operates between subtle wordplay and direct fact-spitting poetry laced with amped-up intent and presence as soon as the track takes a deep dive with its slapping quiver-bass. As if Cool Cal’s fire wasn’t enough, fans are also treated to a top-tier verse from Killah Threat, whose superb approach and flow transform his croons into stand-out unforgettable moments from the track.
“No Ops” politely confirms why they are the finest as it gives a sauntering Hip Hop groove with the rhythmic blended beats driving the enticing harmony of the song as they both flawlessly execute their poetry like industrial geniuses who were born to do so.
“Sherade” begins with a smooth, hypnotic beat that features a complex blending of instruments that provides a captivating sound that awakens every sensory organ in your body. Cool Cal’s seamless entrance to the rhythmic smooth sound as he trades verses with Shakespeare-approved poetic lyricism is unrivaled. Killah Threat exhibits exceptional emotion and energy as well, perfectly portraying the subject of the track with his emotive rap flow, indicting him into the lyrical hall of fame. All of this is supported by his deep powerful voice, which is akin to “Bully Chapter II,” resulting in an excellent storytelling masterpiece. The vocal timbre, cadences, and conversational laid-back melodicism explored throughout the piece are all great. It’s almost as if you’re treading on holy ground when you listen to it. This music borrows heavily from mainstream old-school Hip Hop and rap from the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Killah Threat and Cool Cal have established themselves as ascertained legends on several occasions in this universe where everyone aspires of being a legend until it comes time to execute the work that legends accomplish with their unique creativity that tackles the various thematic scopes. They have ensured that no detail has been overlooked, as each component of musicality has been constructed with devotion, establishing the musicians as formidable competitors in the music industry. The production quality strikes a nice balance between being outstanding and not taxing the ear. This album is as authentic as it gets as it progresses, and its ascension to the very top is guaranteed.
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