The last couple weeks in rap, hip-hop, and music in general has been great to say the least. The thing that draws me in so much to music in Chicago is it’s not about adding drama to make your art pop. it’s about hunger and determination. It’s about the long studio sessions, the nights forgetting to eat, and asking the rap gods when will they deliver us from trash rap records. Our prayers have been answered; the turn up God got us. Hallelujah. Ty Money’s Cinco De Money 2 delivers.
CDM2 brings us from the unenlightened rappers that do the same thing over and over. Rap should not be boring. The sequel to the critically acclaimed Cinco De Money is past interesting; it’s a great project. To be honest ever since my family BHawk let me know Ty was working on the sequel project I been excited, and I was not let down. From the start Ty is demanding your attention with the bass slamming in as you hear “Get some money f*ck the hype n*gga.” The God out here putting out the motivation from the beginning man; you have to feel that. I do. That kind of opening gets your head nodding and ready for the next 45 minutes; he started the project out with a banger and rode out the rest of the project smooth.
I remember seeing the clip where Money says “N*gga I go blind, dumb, and deaf Helen Keller” and to hear him just spewing on the track; he literally goes in. The “Fake” record is so cold. It’s the one that generally a lot of guys can relate to. The one that puts in perspective why you notice your circle getting smaller with every fraud is on the outside. Sad when you think about it because we all had that one guy we had to the right of us…whole time he was the worst one. The snake, the wolf that went against the pack. That outsider kind can never be trusted again and we learn from experiences like that; it’s a whole thing about trust that’s ruined.
But don’t dwell on that…grow. Growth is what you get out of this sequel from Ty Money. The numerous rap styles he displays, the lyrics to make you go back and listen again, the hard knocking production, and the stories in the rhymes. I’m no critic. I’m a writer who loves and appreciates great music. This is it. Some more of my favorite joints off Ty Money Cinco De Money 2 are “Feet on Necks,” “Jessica,” “Animal,” “Fast,” and of course the street smash “What They Taught Me.” The latter is so hot if I was waiting on the 147th Sibley Metra I know I could hear the bass from the Rio Mac produced track rumbling the underpass and start rapping along.
The project as a whole is past a specific hood or street. Its going to be recognized in yearly top projects list in late December not just here in Chicago but all over. Its that dope. Ty grabbed up producers Y.F. Beats, Ace Lex, Rio Mac, 808 Mafia, Chase Davis, and Ramsay the Great. It features Bo Deal, P Mac, Lord BMF, and my guy I.D. Ty money is 3 for 3 in my book. You must check this out for yourself. Much love to my home Harvey World.
Overall: SG Recommended