No Kings - Doomtree
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  • Summary: This is the second all-crew release from the Minneapolis, hip-hop collective. Produced by Paper Tiger and Laserbeak, it features emcees: P.O.S., Sims, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan, and Dessa.
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  1. Dec 7, 2011
    91
    When all five MCs are locked in give-and-take communion, No Kings explodes with the fiery collaborative energy of five unique voices united in the singular intent of making hip-hop that snarls and soars.
  2. Feb 3, 2012
    85
    Overall, this is a pretty interesting effort that is very genre-bending in its approach.
  3. 80
    No Kings, the second time Doomtree has stepped out for an all-crew release, is a triumph of musicianship.
  4. Dec 2, 2011
    79
    The dense weight of verbiage on No Kings actually welcomes uninitiated listeners, rather than siphoning them out for not being advanced enough on some impenetrable ultra-battler s***.
  5. 75
    The songs justify further replay and analysis just because the group knows how to deliver consistently smart, compelling imagery.
  6. Jan 10, 2012
    70
    The rhymes sound unified here, the front strong, while the beats hit with a confrontational charge.
  7. 60
    Distractingly crowded soundscapes throb like an all-night rave, leaving you too exhausted and battered to pay attention to the words, a major deficiency for a hip-hop album.

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