Cappadonna has continually been crafting music through eir career, with 1998’s The Pillage being a modern classic. Fifteen years have passed, but Cappadonna’s flame and desire to create stellar rap music has not faded. Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre is a two disc effort that does not suffer from the same problems that multi-disc albums have. This means that there is a good array of distinct efforts that touch upon Cappadonna’s past, present, and future.
The immiedate grittiness of Real Life showcase the struggle that Cappadonna has went through through eir life, opening up into much more of a club banger with The Body Rock. Hustle Game Tight is a marriage of these two distinct styles, and allows Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre to take a much more honest approach with Pull Ya Life Together. The allure of the streets and the various vices (drugs, prostitution, violence) are enough to draw people from their families and lives, but Capppadonna creates this missive to hopefully open a few lives.
The second disc will immediately hit listeners; Free Lunch and Real Talk represent singles that should be simultaneously dropped. Cappadonna’s greatest strength is in eir ability to come forth with a wide variety of styles, all while making beastly dance and street music. This isn’t the dance rap of Flo Rida, though; this is hot in the club stuff that hearkens back to Gravel Pit or even the Ruff Ryders. The features on this album are few but are extremely powerful; Lounge Mode during Rep Ya Borough pushes the effort to an entirely new realm, while Solomon Childs’ contribution to Rap Is Like Crack provides a considerably different sound to this effort. Search out Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre and put it on; this is one of Cappadonna’s best.
Top Tracks : Ease on Down the Road, God Forgive Me For My Sins
Cappadonna Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre CD Review / 2013 RBC Records / 28 Tracks / www.rbc-records.com /
Cappadonna Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre CD Review