Review: Slip Of The Tongue – Trouble With Vin
Slip of the Tongue A.K.A Madizm, A.K.A the Magnificent Ruffian, A.K.A Thuggy Bear A.K.A Sweet Dick Vinnie, A.K.A The Big Dick Brigadier, A.K.A The Pussy Pugilist, A.K.A Number 5 the Skorpian (self acclaimed) are aliases that give a hint of what sort of colourful character is behind this street album. Vin‘s style of rap is far from run of the mill and personally reminds me of Te Ata (Shadow Squad) with its storytelling type mash of stringed together sentences that cleverly rhyme on the ends.
The 1 / 12th fraction of Villains brings his Venomous Mic Technician’s to the table on “Terminal Venomosity”. It’s a fitting complement follow-up to “The Preface” which punches a hole in the ear drums for those that are hard of hearing. “Pop Villain” provides what side of the fence Vin sits on when it comes to the industry and its commercialized tendencies. One of my picks would have to be “The Sport That Never Dies” with its name drops and attacks to those rubbishing the art. The gutter-curb level of dialogue doesn’t go un-noticed on “Eastern Diamondback” nor does the articulate way in which each rapper chooses to poeticize their message. A degree of chauvinism is shown to highlight where the standard should be and anything that is less than acceptable becomes inferior in the “Gods and Generals” views.
The next one on the track list gets the highest repeat offender award. Starting with the mischief feel of the sample married with a set of head-nod proof drums & bass overdoses the drinkers anthem – “Intoxicated Avengers” has the comedic and relevant qualities most like myself will appreciate. Now for a sentimental song that brings a flip-side of harsh and stark issues – “K.I.D.S” (Kings I Done Spawned) easily adds to the current already powering the light-bulb I too am teaching my own how to manage the circut-board of his surroundings and its ins & outs. “So Good” could be a check list for what Vin considers a women with hood ethics. Playful yet hardcore means you wont hear any cupid quotes. Heres a tale of a spontaneous encounter that reveals itself as a more than meets the eye episode - “The Unseen” is the absolute must listen to effort off the entire album. “Kiss My Converse” ties off any loose ends one may have come across throughout the duration and finishes just as strong as the rush out of the gate.
All-in-all, despite whether you’re a fan or not here is a self illustrated portrait, signed copy of Vinnie if you will, with narrative audio (directors edition) Ya’ guaranteed to get an insulting version of the fist pump if his identity is mistaken – Trust.
- 04. The Sport That Never Dies
- 08. K.I.D.S (Kings I Done Spawned)
- 10. The Unseen Feat. Breathless Mahoney