Album Review: Tragedy Khadafi – Thug Matrix 3
Monday September 05th 2011,
Filed under: Albums,Killa Queens,Reviews,Trag Invasion,Video Clips
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The Thug Matrix series were originally mixtape CD’s issued by Trag‘s 25 Ta Life label, which were later bootlegged and then re-issued through Fastlife…although 2005′s Thug Matrix seemed to be mostly new tracks, so it gets confusing. There’s no doubt, however, that Thug Matrix 3 is all newest/latest material, weighing in at a lean 32 minutes over ten tracks, it certainly doesn’t outstay it’s welcome. Musically it’s a lot stronger than the last couple of CD’s The Foul Mahdi issued prior to his up north trip, and although Trag still retains many of his trademark catch-phrases he seems to have focused more on the political angle of his work and eased back on the gun talk, if that sort of thing matters to you.

In stark contrast to Prodigy, who saw seemed to have gotten lazier and more uninspired since his return (and has received far more media attention for everything except his music), Tragedy hasn’t missed a step and sounds more focused than he has in years. ‘Gorilla Warfare Status’ is a stand-out, featuring one of two posthumous appearances from Killa Sha, while Ayatollah supplies another quality backing for ‘Black Prince’ (which also shout-out’s Combat Jack) and Audible Doctor wins with ‘Outstanding’. Consider this a warm-up for the official LP, The Last Report, which I’m expecting to be a worthwhile addition to the legacy base don what I’ve heard here. Time will tell…

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Welcome back!

Comment by turtle 09.05.11 @

FINALLY SOME NEW ISH ON THIS SITE.WELCOME BACK.HOPE FULLY IT AINT ANOTHER MONTH BEFORE A NEW POST EMERGES.

PS.. NEW TRAG MUSIC? I’M IN.

Comment by QUITDABS 09.05.11 @

post more shit Robbie, the internets NEEDS you

Comment by Rex Mundi 09.05.11 @

Yes yes Robbie!

Comment by bboycult 09.05.11 @

Just finished a 1 month bid?

Comment by djbosscrewwrecka 09.06.11 @

Good to see Unkut back in business

Comment by cratedigga78 09.06.11 @

salute!

Comment by swordfish 09.06.11 @

I didn’t know this was out yet. Thanks for the heads up

Comment by Jose 09.06.11 @

Yes, welcome back Rob not-so-Swift, lol.

Comment by oskamadison 09.06.11 @

Surprised there wasnt a piece on Greneberg.

Comment by RowanB 09.06.11 @

well, well, well, don’t call it a comeback!

Comment by kaybee 09.07.11 @

#Newminatti

Comment by Combat Jack 09.10.11 @

WTF P didn’t get lazy he just did a book tour probably banking in more than the Thug Matrix series has combined.

I will cop this.

Comment by TheR879 09.12.11 @

He can’t pick a beat any more … His ear/selection of beats has been horrendous for a looong time … Unkut seems to be MORE RAP than HIPHOP … like 70% Rap and 30% HipHop …

Comment by ACthePD 10.07.11 @



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