The first single has finally been released for one of my most anticipated projects this year, CunninLynguists Oneirology. These guys are probably the second most consistent group in Hip-Hop (The Roots take that title) and have yet to dissapoint with a single one of their albums (I count Strange journey Vol. 2 as a compilation). Not satisfied with such a great track record though they've now come out with what is possibly their best single to date.
Star Shines Brightest has to be up there as one of the best beats Kno has ever produced, it's amazing. Deacon and Natti both put forward great verses and continue to school rappers in how to combine content and technical skills without sacrificing one for the other.
'Against all odds and against the grainRick Warren does a nice job with the chorus. At first it felt as though the chorus lacked the 'oomph' that the beat required but on subsequent listens the more laid-back delivery has really grown on me.
sun becomes shelter in the midst of rain
in monsoon proportions them moments of importance
when victory’s in vain it’s the same the blood coursin
of course when selfishness inside provides poison
apply it to your life and let it sink in like ointment
poised when them black clouds come ‘round don’t back down
let haters be theme music playin’ in the background '
Quite simply, the track is brilliant. Between this, new Lupe and new Pharoahe, March is shaping up to be one of the best months Hip-Hop's ever had.
Rating : 10/10
Recommended Listening: If you enjoyed this i strongly suggest you check out their classic album, 'A Piece of Strange'. Oneirology is coming out on the 22nd of March.