|Insane MacBeth ft. The Icepick - True Heart CD [Insane Recordings]
The wax gets started with True Heart, a track which depicts life on road in the urban jungles of London. Icepick drops raps in his own unique tones and delivers some serious spittage as he represents the true art. Many of the elements in this track hark back to the classic britcore sound and the heat is definitely brought. The production makes use of a great repetitive loop and the way it is mixed means all elements come through clear. In the initial lines Icepick mentions his old label - Back Bone and goes on to say how his shit sells like sensi and how he has his shit on lock and how the streets say he is legit. Partly biographical, this is a fiery comeback from one of the sweetest MCs in the country.
The Icepick Freestyle is a short one and a half minute affair on which Icepick throws out a dope freestyle in which he displays his battle and brag rap skills dungeon style. He edges up the aggy tone in his voice as he exposes fakers and explains why he is known as the first round man. Anyone stepping to the pick should fear a dismembering in a nasty and bloody way. Disappointingly this freestyle is over the same beat as for True Heart as it would have been good to have more variety on the release.
The 12" is topped off with the True Heart instrumental which is properly steaming, but overall, although the content is really heavy this release does feel a touch short, but at the same time this does leave the listener fiending for more. This release has already been played by the usual specialist Hip Hop DJs including Westwood, 279, The Chubby Kids and Disorda and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes that raw shit.
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