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K. Real - Deadly Game (Single)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: K. Real
Title: Deadly Game
Label: Defcon 1 Records

Our friends at Critical Marketing & Media asked us to "show the West coast love" and check out K. Real. I'm certainly not one to diss the West - after a third of my writing staff and a third of my favorite rappers all hail from the Westside. If that's not enough K. Real hails from Pomona, one of my favorite Cali turfs just because it's home to legendary rap pimp Suga Free. Sadly I'm left a little perplexed by K. Real's song. The problem with making economic references in your raps is that they unintentionally expose your songs as dated. "Do I need rehab, since America converted to jihad? Gas prices up, now G's mad." Last time I checked, a gallon of petrol costs a third less than it did a year ago to the day. The piano backdrop is nice but nothing special. Real seems to spit incomplete thoughts throughout: "America tried to kill me, here's the evidence." What evidence? He doesn't offer it - he spits the song's chorus instead. I want to give K a chance to advance, but I could do him better justice if I was sent a less dated track with a less disjointed rap.

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