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Body Bag Ben & Rick Hyde – “Hyde the Body Bag” (EP Review)

This is a brand new collaborative EP between Body Bag Ben & Rick Hyde. One hails from Oxnard, California & the other being a flagship artist of the Buffalo label Black Soprano Family Records founded by none other than Benny the Butcher. Now I don’t think these guys have ever worked with each other prior to this, but I was curious about Hyde the Body Bag given how much I enjoyed his Milano Constantine collab album Written in Blood right at the end of last year.

“Skywalker OG” is a grimy boom bap opener with GoToMar$ to say what they make in 90 days is what you work towards yearly whereas “Voodoo” sounds much more drearier with them spitting that gun talk. GoToMar$ returns on the malicious title track while the penultimate song “Make Amends” wickedly speaks on freezing cats right where they stand. Then there’s “Tiger Blood”, which is a decent lil posse cut to end the EP.

Even though I got nothing but love for both of these cats, Hyde the Body Bag is just ok to me. I like the chemistry between the MCs & the old school production, but I think they overdid it with the features. All that being said, the hardcore fans will definitely get a kick out of it.

Score: 6/10




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