Masta Killa

Selling My Soul

Nature Sounds

Jan 09, 2013 Web Exclusive Bookmark and Share


Wu-Tang's quietest original member made a somewhat impromptu-feeling release of this third solo record in place of his long-anticipated Loyalty Is Royalty; that other feature-oriented album is still to come, while this one is billed as a more soul-inflected side project. It comes off rather flimsily, with Masta Killa rapping over laid back R&B tracks by Mathematics, 9th Wonder, and Inspectah Deck, with the obligatory kung-fu film samples littered in. The MC never feels particularly inspired on this disc, his momentum crashing after the first few tracks. Other aspects, such as a come-lately Ol' Dirty Bastard tribute songwith a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo by the late rapperand a recycled Dre/Snoop lyric only make it feel even more like a retread. Hold out for Loyalty(www.mastakillamusic.com)

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