The H.W. Bush/Clinton Era by Sleep (of The Fraternity)

By show of likes, who was raised in the 90’s?  Now by show of shares, who remembers the first time they “freaked a black”?  Like his other albums, this stands apart from the rest of the underground rap world because it isn’t just a collection of dope beats and hot bars.  This is an album meant to be listened to from beginning to end.  It is a complete piece.  No one track can be taken separately.  It is a concept.

This album takes me all the way back to 1992, The Chronic.  Tracks like Freak a Black, One Saturday Morning, and My Brother are time machines, taking me all the way back to my youth.  Not just reminiscent of the time period, these tracks could have came directly from the 90’s, the Golden Era of rap.

Consistent content, catchy hooks, highly developed word play and usage mark this album as a masterpiece.  Features from Young Powder and Santino Corleon enhance this piece in a way that speaks of a master-craftsman choosing the perfect material for the project he had in mind.

Government Assistance is a call to the urban community to wake up to the damage the street wars and drug distribution has caused.  This isn’t the first social commentary piece that Sleep has produced.  Take a look at his catalogue.  It looks like the work of a social activist, a social commentator.


5 Stars.  #godflow




Listen to the album here

Watch the video for Government Assistance here




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