Speaking of Ruger, my first review of the new year, is Ed E. Ruger’s new album, “Ziplocked & Loaded”.
I know what you’re thinking. This review will be biased! Ruger writes a blog on this site! My response is – who gives a shit? I probably am biased. Who wouldn’t help out a friend? The beauty of “Ziplocked & Loaded” is simple. I am not going to have to make up anything, to convince you that it is a good album. So far, I have enjoyed everything I have reviewed, up to this point. 2011 is a new year…
This album kicks off with the JJ produced “40 Bars”. This is a great beginning to this album. A kind of shout out to anyone who ever supported him. With lines like “like a Tony Hawk cheat code, the grind don’t stop”, you know the lyrical ability is still the priority. “In My Own Zone” once again produced by JJ, is a catchy, radio-friendly track, that would fit into any playlist. Although I wouldn’t recommend smoking at a stop light, with a cop beside you! “Thank The Streets” featuring Drawzilla, and Seven, finds Ed spitting some serious lines over a Terry Reid guitar lick. Kind of like an updated version of “Old Man” but still different.
“Ballin'” produced by Adam Smeaton aka Dubkiller, is another track that could easily garner radio play. If you don’t like it, you can get the ball sack ho! “The B Side” is a classic, message laced, keep your eyes open, pay attention to your surroundings, and don’t get caught up in the hustle, type track. Another track that stands out is “I’m Still Standin'” featuring J.Harris, and produced by DEM, actually incorporates the old Elton John classic. I laughed at it at first, but it actually works! “In The Clouds” featuring Stitchy C, finds the two mc’s trading lines about, well, if you know either guy the title should say it all. “Get Em'” produced by Grisly Addams, and “Dummy Disease” both feature DJ Philly Phresh, doing what he does best!
“Ziplocked & Loaded” is sixteen tracks full of punchlines, metaphors, and shit to make you laugh. To me, this is Ruger’s best work since “Shots From Tha Ruger”. All in all, this album would appeal to fly by night rap fans, as well as true Hip-Hop Heads!
I may be biased when it comes to Mr. Ruger. However, he will tell you, that I am the consumate hater. Meaning, if I don’t like your shit, I’ll let you know!
“Ziplocked & Loaded Promo Sampler” -> http://t.co/aPoYQIt <-
Ziplocked & Loaded available on iTunes & 30 more stores!