As one-half of Sequestrians, one-third of Swamp Thing, one-third of Toolshed, and one-twentieth of Backburner Crew, Toronto emcee Chokeules has been (co)responsible for a whole lot of dope Hip Hop over the years. He also dropped a couple of pretty good solo projects, his last one - Stay Up - in 2014. In 2020 Chokeules is back with another solo full-length (if a short one at 36 minutes): Nepotism.
Nepotism is a very well-balanced album - it may be short, but there's not a moment wasted. Choke has the effortless flow of a seasoned veteran, and he expertly balances serious subject matter with great wordplay and fun punchlines. The chilled-out boom-bap beats crafted by LRYBRDBTZ and the well-placed cuts by DJiRATE fit Choke's' lyrics to a T. This is a stylish and classy album that will be appreciated by 90s Hip Hop fans for sure, but that's up-to-date enough to not just appeal to old heads - Nepotism is a project that will satisfy the tastebuds of any real Hip Hop connoisseur.
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