CZARFACE-Every Hero Needs a Villain

Okay, so there’s the MF DOOM factor. That right away makes this album a must-buy. Even if he only spits fire for a couple minutes.

But wait, there’s more. Czarface is Wu-Tang’s Inspectah Deck and the duo of 7L and Esoteric from Boston, Mass. Their first album hit in 2012, and was fantastic. So expectations are high here.

There’s tons of superhero references and samples—the kind of quick cuts and jokes that DOOM made famous a decade ago—and sometimes they just clutter the album and leave the reader wishing for more lyrics and less production. But that’s the exception. Overall, the album is packed with boasting, brash rap and tight beats. 7L knows his way around the boards. And Esoteric and Deck continue to issue some of the best work of their respective, impressive careers.

And if you buy the CD you get a comic book, tons of artwork (the CD pamphlet is nearly 80 pages long). It’s perfect for a summer that will include Ant-Man, Terminator and the Fantastic Four.

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