Dizzy Dustin, and Young Einstein are probably gonna be stereotyped by
most people as being nerds. However, if you are stupid enough to do
that and write these guys off, you're gonna be missing out on some of
the most refreshing Hip Hop to hit this year. Look at the quality releases
this year so far, there's Murs, 50 Cent, Akrobatik, Brother Ali, Immortal
Technique, Tonedeff, J-Zone, and so on, but this album definitely makes
the list as the best releases.
Young Einstein is a monster on the beats. He sounds like a Just Blaze
for the underground. The album starts off with "Opening Act,"
a track about having to open up for headliners, and how much it sucks
but it's something you have to do. "Turn It Up" is another
banger, which has Andy and Dizzy rhyming about loud music. These are
simple concepts, but the lyrics are very entertaining and the beats
The theme of this album is the fast-food joint that serves the famous
"Meat Shakes." While Prince Paul is selling whaleburgers on
princepaulonline.com, These guys are selling turkey shakes. The interludes
on "Taste the Secret" all revolve around the store. This is
funny at first, and it stays entertaining at first, but some of the
skits run too long. Lucky for them though, the songs really carry the
album and make it an album you wanna keep around.
"Dumb it Down" is a great track that is so relevant to today's
world. It's all about how how you shouldn't "say anything too profound,
dumb it down!" It's funny actually that Prince Paul comes back
to the review, because during my interview with him, he was talking
about how today's artists try to come off dumber than they actually
are, and back in the Stetsasonic days, everyone tried to come off smarter
than they actually were. Think about the relevancy of this topic today.
"Abigail Silk" is a track about a guy who meets a girl at
an ice cream truck and then can't get in touch with her, but here's
where I get confused. The dude loses the number, but he walked her home,
so instead of looking for her, he should just knock on the door if he
really wanted to see her so bad. But if you don't overanalyze stuff,
you'll probably enjoy this track.
UD goes after the wankstas on "Mr. Tough Guy." Now some people
say they're doing that because they're nerds. These guys aren't rapping
about how tough they are, but they have a point calling out all these
so-called thugs. I mean, when I go to the local mall, it's a freak show
that looks like rocking anything from hiphopjewels.com is mandatory.
Next time you hit the mall, play the game "Spot the Fake Chain,"
and if you're not in the double-digits after an hour, than you're really
not paying attention.
A topic these guys also hit on is foul language, and this definitely
isn't a track I like. I couldn't care less about a topic like this,
regardless of how they feel about cussing. It's fuckin cool to swear!
Nah, but seriously this isn't a topic that I really care to hear about
more than once on the album.
"I Wanna Go Home" is one of the hardest beats on the album,
and it's something ya favorite Domino's delivery boy can relate to.
You gotta check the whole album to see what goes down between the carnivores
and the vegetarians. It's pretty funny how these guys took such an obscure
topic and flipped it into a whole story that stays fairly entertaining.
This is an album that a lot of Heads can enjoy if they don't approach
it with an overly critical mind. This is good, light-hearted party music.
These guys aren't rhyming about how dope they can come on the mic, instead
they're having some fun making good music. While they're not the illest
lyricists, they make up for that with their creativity, like the "Meat
Shake" theme and the off-beat topics they rhyme about. Check it
out, I'd definitely recommend this to all heads looking for good Hip