Random Axe - Random Axe
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  • Band members: Black Milk, Sean Price, Guilty Simpson
  • Summary: This is the debut release for the group that includes producer Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, and Sean Price.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
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  1. Jul 12, 2011
    88
    Though the Random Axe effort is relatively high-profile, these three conjure one another's grimiest gusto.
  2. Jul 22, 2011
    80
    I just feel some little thing is missing, some insignificant morsel that should have no bearing on whether you explore Random Axe's Random Axe or not. By all means, dive in head first with comfort. Enjoy yourselves.
  3. Jun 30, 2011
    80
    Despite its free-wheeling feel, efficient sequencing and a lack of filler show that it's not as random as its title implies.
  4. Aug 4, 2011
    80
    If you consider dressing up putting on clean socks, if you know what the streets smell like at four in the morning, if you consider Shook Ones Pt. II the perfect track to kick back to, you'll have Random Axe on repeat for weeks.
  5. Jun 30, 2011
    78
    Random Axe don't break the mold on this album, but they are sure to make stalwart fans of each individual rapper happy with a release that's thematically consistent if not repetitive and evocative of the three's surefire chemistry.
  6. Jun 30, 2011
    77
    Milk's musical vision is the binding force behind Random Axe and it's something that Price and Simpson clearly believe in; thus, all their bragging about how essential their complete gullyness is to the rap game. Because, despite lines crossed and opportunities missed, it sort of is. Nothing so far in 2011 has a total aesthetic and attitude that goes as hard as this.
  7. Jul 26, 2011
    66
    On Random Axe, the verses are reliably good, but the tedium of clock punching replaces the spirit of competition.

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  1. Jan 3, 2012
    9
    Nice debut. Black Milk did an awesome job on the production of the album. It sounds like a similarly to an Madlib production album. MyNice debut. Black Milk did an awesome job on the production of the album. It sounds like a similarly to an Madlib production album. My favorite rapper of the group is Guilty Simpson. He did a great job. His sound is so unique. I can't wait for this group the do another album. Collapse