Moeses Soulright The 2nd - The Delicatessen Review by Masked Lemon
Young Moeses and DJ Mark 7 have dropped one of the best hip hop albums in the last few years, Bay Area or not. Delicatessen combines laid back, smooth jazz style beats, and an incredible flow and voice to make a very unique sound from the Bay. This is not recycled hyphy garbage. Moeses speaks about a variety of topics with a lyrical diversity not usually seen in the Bay or in the mainstream, for that matter.
Every song on this album blends into the next perfectly, and makes me want to listen to the entire album from start to finish, something that can't be said of many albums nowadays.
It's hard to give a rundown of my favorite songs off the album, because like I said, I can play this the whole way through, and not skip anything. The entire album has a flow to it that is just perfect, whether you're at home, in the car, or whatever.
My top 5 songs off the album, however would be One is the Lonliest Number, Cupcakin, Cold Pimpin', Fillmoe nights, and fuck em, which is one of the bonus tracks on the album.
Cupcaking is a song I first heard a few years ago, which introduced me to Young Moeses and his awesome style of hip hop. One is the Loneliest Number is the most radio ready single, and it will stick in your head for days. Cold Pimpin' has the best beat on the album, in my opinion. There are a few songs I wish Moeses had included, primarily the song Roses, which uses a beat from the classic Castlevania game, but I understand why it couldn't be included. I also wish Final Walk was included.
I give this album a solid 9 out of 10. It is by far the best album to come out of the Bay Area this year, and rivals albums like Eminem's Recovery, The Root's album How I got Over, and Big Boi's new album as best hip hop album of the year nationwide. This album is outstanding. You owe it to yourself to give it a listen, especially if you are a Siccness vet.