Hush Bulletproof album review

Hush Bulletproof album review

Rating: four stars and a half

Eminem’s long term friend Hush has released his first solo LP, Bulletproof. However, Hush is no beginner on the hip hop scene. Long before he had a deal with Geffen Records, Dan Carlisle had already years of collaboration with Detroit underground veteran rapper Shane Capone at his active.
His « Roses And Razorblades » album can be considered as a beautiful piece of underground work. Long before the world cared about him, Hush was already notorious in Detroit. You can check out his impressing discography here.

To those who would be tempted not to check Hush’s CD, because they think he is « just another Eminem », let me tell you that you are totally wrong. Hush’s style is very different from Eminem’s. Musically and also in the subject matter. You could barely confuse both artists.

In his Bulletproof album, Hush spits with confidence and brings some raw energy into his CD. The first track, My Introduction, Hush’s introduction to the world, is made of nice rhymes , guitar sounds, good beats. Hush is determined to take over after years of hard work on the local scene.

The second verse is particularly well written:

« I’m a Detroit villian from streets
Where the cold can crush a man in just 0 degrees
And emcees, can spit sick flows in the streets to sick beats
We get dirty in the D, and the dirt is this street
Brought me the wrong way, and I’ll spark and cry pain
I’m a walking match-stick with gasoline in my veins
I’m known to shape-shift on rappers that ain’t shit
Put your best MC to the test, he can’t spit
I come from the city of boomin’ MoTown
When the shit gets thick in the D, it goes down
Its like the Wild, Wild West, and I’m Billy the Kid
Silly of kids to go against the realest of this
For all you other motherfuckers with nerve, can get served
Or come to a fork in the road, and don’t swerve
Bitch, I’m not your friend, this time, you’ve met your maker
Not your butcher, the baker, or the candlestick make.. »

Offensive, rapping the D, definitely gangsta and true to the streets of Detroit, Hush is determined to conquer the world of hip hop. Be prepared for some hot tracks to follow on the album. Fired Up is one of them. Hush, the walking nightmare, whose « hand is a bulldozer » will fire up everyone.

Hush Is Coming, an interesting collaboration with Nate Dogg will give you the occasion to fully appreciate the gifted emcee. Also, be so curious and check out the Hush Is Coming video that also features Eminem and Obie Trice. Track Nr 3 is instrumentally rich and original: keyboard, drums and electric guitars are here to make you feel the heat of the Detroit streets from the mouth of one of its rebellious kids. Hush comes up with a raw spitting style of his own. You gotta respect this emcee, because he is real and talented.
Hush’s brand new album includes many Detroit talents such as Eminem, Bizarre, Kuniva, Swifty, Bareda aka Mr Wrong. Hush also collaborates with great emcees such as Nate Dogg and Talib Kweli.

Hush spits with confidence on Put Em Down and the track is very much enjoyable.

Real TV, an intelligent Bizarre/ Hush collaboration is all about the realness of the world of hip hop. It offers a mixture of soft and raw sounds. Enjoy both rap guys.

In Superstar, Hush will remind you that he doesn’t give a shit about the VIP thing. He is all about being real in the rap game. A track that will destroy fake emcees who base their whole music on their « image » and sell a poor lyrical content while trying to act gangsta.

I enjoyed all of the 12 tracks from Hush’s album. I particularly recommend to the listener Fired Up and Off To Tijuana. Off To Tijuana, an excellent Eminem, Kuniva, Swify and Hush collaboration, is one of those gangsta tales that please many hip hop lovers. Based on Eminem’s Criminal song theme from the Marshall Mathers Lp, Off To Tijuana probably won’t leave you indifferent. Follow the story of a robbery and enjoy a well handled gangsta tale.

I just regret one thing about Hush’s CD. I found his 12 tracks album too short. He made me hungry for more, I guess.

Give Hush his chance and check his album. It is really worth it.

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