When it comes to Hip Hop and legendary crews, names such as Hieroglyphics Crew will be mentioned by the genre’s purists. Emcees like Oakland’s WORDUP has put in long hours studying the artform and was mentored the Heiro’s own, DJ Toure. So you should already know where his head’s at musically. Besides the music he’s put out as a member of the Hip Hop trifecta, Dope City Saints, he’s also putting forth solo material. This is where “Heavy is the Head” lands.
Immediately for the jump, WORDUP provides well structured tracks with vintage-based lyricism that would make his mentor proud. Produced entirely by Double Lyfe, the combo puts forth exceptional tracks that blend in that patented Bay Area demeanor. Unlike most albums these days that have their sole focus on heavy singles and fillers, WORDUP constructs an album worthy of listening to from start to finish. The album is highly recommended for fans of classic nineties Hip Hop and can be streamed in it’s entirety below.