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Dirtball - Nervous System

Travis Fry   (128 reviews)

Posted: 03/28/2011 | Comments: 1 | Rate:

Dirtball is a white rapper from Portland, OR that is part of the Kottonmouth Kings. His solo albums have all been released on Suburban Noize Records. He also was part of the "punk" group X-Pistols. If you know anything about Kottonmouth Kings or Suburban Noize Records you know exactly what you are getting into.

The album starts with an intro that is fucking stupid. It is a caricature of a real conversation. Dirtball begs a doctor to give him drugs. Claiming the doctor knows what he needs with the doctor finally agreeing to give him the drugs after some coaxing. It then goes directly into the track I Came to Party. It as you can imagine is about how he likes to party and have fun. He uses a voice that reminds me of Eminem especially during the chorus.

Honestly it doesn't matter how great of a rapper you are. if your beats suck the album sucks. This album has some pretty decent beats. You can see wide variety of inspiration throughout the album. There are parts where it sounds like ICP or Twiztid but without the stigma of being a juggalo. The beats flow from song to song making a free flowing album.

He is a talented rapper but his voice is what I have a problem with. When he is using his normal voice it sounds good but its when he uses the higher voice that it kind of annoys me. His lyrical topics are focused on drugs(in a positive light as well as negative in "Overdose") and partying and typical KMK type lyrics.

Overall this is definitely the best thing Kottonmouth Kings related since High Society. Its not perfect, its not the most amazing album but it is a well put together well fronted hip-hop album.

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sounds like it sucks shit

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