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Written by Adam Darbyshire
As has become a custom in my calendar Vinnie Paz has graced us with his presence as we enter the winter period, although this year in a different form than his usually tour with either Jedi Mind Tricks, Ill Bill, Demigodz or Army Of The Pharaohs, in 2013 he has treated the world to a solo mixtape ‘Carry On Tradition’ which dropped last night.
As always this mixtape is packed with the gritty beats and rhymes we are used to, it does not disappoint. Alongside the defined style of beats the Heavy Metal King has adopted as his own there is a cold tale to half the songs on this tape which not only hook you from a musical perspective but for the story they tell.
We have seen many different forms/styles of Vinnie Paz over the years ranging from his days as the ‘Assassin’ to being the ‘God of the Serengeti’ he has definitely grown and defined his style over the years as well as the different forms of being a rugged Italian American old school mobster which has come across not only on his own tracks but the many side projects and groups he has built over the years. His tracks vary from heart wrenching stories of his own past, life lessons from history that have been ignored or covered up by the modern world to straight up horror rap. Please don’t confuse me classing his tracks as horror rap with the new style of hip hop classed as horror core, by horror rap I mean Vinnie telling you how many ways he can hit, shoot and stab you, to touch the tip of the ice berg, if you cross him.
If you haven’t heard of Vinnie Paz and have found yourself on our page you will definitely have heard of someone he has worked with and I implore you to hit YouTube, spotify, iTunes and any other site that will let you see the man behind this monster of rap the hip hop world has come to love and appreciate, although not hitting the mainstream charts he definitely has the respect of the underground.
Vinnie also had a Q&A session on his Twitter in the few hours before the mixtape was released, and in this session he mentioned we would have some new content from AOTP in the New Year, if this tape is anything to go by I am more than excited. The 8 track mixtape feels like a sample of where Vinnie is heading musically and I am excited to see his collabs with the other members of AOTP on whatever they release in the near future.
I can’t wait for him to head back to the UK and put on another energetic show which has become a kind of annual tradition with how regular he is touring. His shows vary depending on which act he is touring with but he never fails to perform, and Vinnie always sells out, hypes up and puts smiles on everyone’s faces. I’ve seen him 4 times and would do so every week if it was an option.
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