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Hus Kingpin’s New LP “The Supergoat” Prod. by 9th Wonder Will Go Down As His Strongest (Album Review)

If I’m not mistaken, I believe this is the 8th proper full-length studio LP from New York underground veteran Hus Kingpin. In addition to being 1/2 of Tha Connection with SmooVth, he has also built up over both a dozen mixtapes & EP in his discography all in the span of over 15 years with my personal favorites being Cocaine Beach produced by Big Ghost Ltd. & the Portishead-inspired Portishus. However when it was announced that 9th Wonder was gonna fully produced The Supergoat, I had a feeling it was going to surpass both of those as his strongest album.

“Rewind” is a great kickstarter with a luxurious sample cooking up a sunrise song for those slidin’ on motherfuckers whereas “King is Born” featuring fuckin’ Rosco P. Coldchain takes the drumlessly jazzier route likening themselves to that of royalty. The title track shifts into soulful territory telling y’all how to address him, but then “Friends” gives off a spacier boom bap flare to the instrumental showing a more sensual side to Hus.

Meanwhile, “Behind the Scenes” hooks up these strings with kicks & snares spilling some behind the scenes sex on the set shit just before “Famous Poet” fuses chipmunk soul & boom bap talking about not being misunderstood amongst those in serendipity figuring he would know it. “What It Is” featuring The Musalini strips the drums once more saying everyone knows exactly what the fuck it is leading into “The Waviest” returning to an orchestral vibe boasting that he really is the waviest of them all.

“Chaos” continues the sampling of soul music by telling a real story on wax while “Already” by Tha Connection with a melodic hook from Sweata yet again displays a sensual side to Hus except he’s joined by his partner-in-rhyme SmooVth. To tie up The Supergoat the closer “Box Office” links up with Fredro Starr of Onyx for a synth-funk/hip hop hybrid getting on some big screen type of flexing.

Cocaine Beach has been my favorite LP of Hus’ for almost 7 years up to this point, but I gotta say here that The Supergoat has now dethroned it for that spot. Not just because 9th Wonder’s production masterfully goes from boom bap to drumless & chipmunk soul, but there’s less features here in comparison & they’re all unparalleled to the waviest as he drops some of my favorite performances of his yet.

Score: 9/10

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