June 2014 Local Music Reviews

Local Review: Kaptain jacK – The Hippest of the Hop

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Kaptain jacK
The Hippest of the Hop
Self-Released
Street: 04.18
Kaptain jacK = Eminem + Pandora
 
I don’t think I have ever heard a Warren Zevon sample on a hip-hop album before, but like David Kessler in An American Werewolf in London, Kaptain jacK’s debut is a bloodlust furball roaming the eerie, fog-covered streets. This canine-biped, carrying around Chinese food in the rain, also embodies the wildly random and seriously vast number of samples, melting together seamlessly in this Murray, Utah, emcee’s album. With a huge range of samples throughout the entire album changing drastically from song to song, one won’t get bored of this tossed salad of hip-hop sampling. The one consistent motif for the whole album is jacK’s tight lyrics and smooth flow. Cop a digital file. –Joshua Allam
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