Review: Atmosphere, “To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy”

Atmosphere, To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy
Rhymesayers Entertainment

Slug may never get recognized as one of hip-hop’s greatest storytellers, but he deserves to be. The Minneapolis rapper excels at the confessional, rhyming first-person narratives so vivid you think they’re ripped straight from his diary. On To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy, a pair of EPs packaged into a mini-album, Slug raps about vehicular homicide (“Scalp”), young love (“The Number None”), and drug-dealing homeboys (“The Major Leagues”) as a backing band plays extended riffs and beery blues. It’s not Lil Wayne, but it will more than do.

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6 Responses to Review: Atmosphere, “To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy”

  1. dfresh says:

    no it’s not lil wayne, it is better than that talentless trash. slug is a hell of a lot better rapper than him

  2. chris says:

    you’re a fuckin retard. lil wayne?

  3. JG Blog says:

    it’s a very good work. It’s album of the week on J’G Blog

  4. danneo13 says:

    Don’t ever compare lil wayne to slug..lil wayne is a fucking disgrace..if you think he has talent than I don’t know what the hell your doing reviewing a real hiphip ep…atmosphere is raw talent.

  5. dallis51 says:

    no mature, intelligent person could possibly like lil wayne…based on the fact that you do, and that you’re comparing slug to lil wayne, im gona go ahead and disregard everything you said in your “review” because clearly you have no idea what you’re talking about…lil wayne is pure trash…hes a disgrace to hip hop

  6. plugoneboss says:

    You guys are idiots. I wasn’t saying Lil Wayne was better than Slug — I was making a comment about how rap tastemakers often call Lil Wayne a great rapper while Slug remains underrated. Please re-read the first sentence:

    “Slug may never get recognized as one of hip-hop’s greatest storytellers, but he deserves to be.”

    Then again, I’ve long since given up hope that rap fans in general and the online commentariat in particular can have a “mature, intelligent” conversation about hip-hop music.

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