Artist: Organized Rhyme
Album: "Who's To Blame?"
Label: B Power Records
Although I have never heard these guys mentioned by any South Park Coalition members and never heard this album being put under the "S.P.C." banner it does start with Ganksta N.I.P. talking and have lots of production be the Terrorists, Dope E and Egypte E for Land Mine Productions which is definately not the norm for a non S.P.C. album. Unfortunately they don't actually feature on it as I'm sure it would have raised the quality of the album a fair bit. AnywayI'm not sure if this is Organized Rhyme's (not to be confused with the other few groups with the same name, like comedian Tom Green's wack group) debut album as they have also dropped a release called "Can't Be Nice", Anyway the group consists of Nass T and Allan The Great with dancers Ace and Du2ce.
The album starts off with "Southern Pimp Funk" and like I mentioned starts with Ganksta N.I.P. talking before busting into a fast paced def track. This is followed by a slightly better "Southern Slag" which has some mad scratching through it and a sick verse by Allan The Great. "Boom Boom Blaster" is next which is a pretty smooth track that starts off with a reggae intro and has a good use of samples for the hook, it's also filled with some pretty good raps in between. Next up is "Pure Knowledge" by the title it's obvious that this track is about kicking knowledge, it's not the most advanced track lyrically that I've ever heard but it comes off pretty good. It's Pretty slow and definately not my favourite on the album but does it's job.
Track five's "They Be Scheming" ("They" meaning women) starts off with a verse that almost sounds like Melle Mel's on the mic by the style of flow. The "Must be crazy, have you pushing up daisy's" hook gets annoying pretty quickly and isn't really the dopest track. My personal favourite track on this album is "Dark Side", this track has a mad flow and also has a dope beat and hook with good use of the "it's not about a salary it's all about reality" sample and like I said, is dope. The title track "Who's To Blame" starts off with a bit of convo with Dope E before the beat kicks in with Allan The Great kickin' some medium paced rhymes although he rolls his 'R's a little too much for my liking (for some reason gets on my nerves). "I Must Be The Greatest (Wicked Version)" isn't really that good and is followed by "We Need Peace" which is about peace between blacks and is a def track. Once again on the album they have a good use of samples and they stay away from singy hooks that have ruined hundreds of mad hip hop tracks over the last 15 years or so.
"Time To Get Paid" doesn't do much for me to be honest, just an average track with nothing to complement and nothing to diss. Track eleven's "I Must Be A The Greatest (Swingin' Version)" is alot better than the "wicked" version a few tracks back and is a pretty nice cut. The album ends with "We Can't Make It" and to honest would have liked it to end with a faster paced aggressive track to end on, and I'm a little dissapointed with the pace of the album since "Dark Side". That's probably the most dissapointing thing to this album, not enough fast paced, hard style tracks.
Over all this is a pretty good album, although when you consider some of the other albums coming out of the south at this time you can't help but expect a little more from it, especially considering that Dope E has got something to do with these guys. Anyway I don't want to sound like I'm dissing this album too much as I actully like it a fair bit.
Organized Rhyme - Southern Slag
Organized Rhyme - Dark Side
Rating: 3 Daytons out of 5