Artist: Sean Price
Album: Mic Tyson
Label: Duck Down
Producers: Alchemist, Evidence, DJ Babu, Stu Bangers, Beat Butcha, 9th Wonder, Khyrsis, Wool, Amp, Eric G.
Duck Down’s swinger Sean Price has been the consistent MC from the camp to put out joints after joints. Fans have been waiting for this album for five years after his first two stellar albums “Monkey Bars” and “Jesus Price Superstar”. One half of Heltah Skeltah under the alias Ruck, part of the super group Boot Camp Clik and one third of Random Axe, Sean Price once again comes out swinging with the highly anticipated album “Mic Tyson”.
Mic Tyson is s heavy hitting boxing fight album with every punch hitting the opponent in every part of his body. The tracks are buzzing from start to finish. The Alchemist track “Genesis of the Omega” is a perfect way to start off the album. Tracks like “Bar-Barian” and “Pyrex” show Sean Price’s superior delivery wordplay. Producer Amp brings out the grittier side of Sean Price with DJ scratches making this track one of the highlight tracks. Sean Price enlightens the track with the boastful street rhyme: whole lot of shots followed/after I bust your snot box with a Ciroc bottle or when he plays his opponents shamelessly: when I’m talking, the streets listen/when you’re talking, the streets dissin. Of course Sean Price solo tracks are a gem in itself, no doubt about it. The guest appearances also hold it down for this album as well. Label mate and head of boot camp Buckshot blessed the mic on “Frankenberry” while Pharaohe Monch provides the hook on the Evidence produced “BBQ Sauce”. Also, Pumpkinhead showed love on the track “Battering Bars”.
Throughout the whole album, there are no weak tracks from the Brownsville’s solider from Saratoga Ave. This is an album of solid production and sharp witty word flow. Straight body blows from every album equal the first round knockout. It’s a straight classic album and one of the best albums of the year.
Strong Tracks: “Pyrex”, “Bar-Barian”, “Frankenberry”, “BBQ Sauce”, “Hush”
Weak Tracks: NoneRating:out of