In an era where hiphop is dominated by snappy trap hihats, and boosted 808 kick bass, is there any room for the old school? Krondon and Shafiq Husayn seem to think so. Together, the two industry denizens make up White Boiz, a musical collaboration formed out of mutual respect, and a desire to produce meaningful message filled music. The pair’s Debut album Neighborhood Wonderful did just that. Neighborhood Wonderful is a hard hitting Boom Bap album filled with the poignant lyrical insights of Krondon, and garnished with the crisp production of Shafiq Husayn in beats reminiscent of Madlib and Dilla. the album also boasts some significant features from Bass virtuoso Thundercat, and hiphop genius Kendrick Lamar. While I enjoyed this album, it didn’t particularly stand out to me. save for a few songs. I would definitely recommend this album to old school hiphop fans, and for those of you who only ride with the the ASAP mob and Drake singles, this album could be a nice introduction to the roots of HipHop culture.
Standout Tracks: G.U.N., Learn tho, Bloomingdales(Ft. Anderson Paak, and Thundercat)
Pete Sheehy is the KSTO Hip-Hop/Electronic music director.