What is a caboose anyway? Webster's defines a
caboose as the last car of a freight train, which is simple enough.
Add to that a verse in Matthew where Jesus said that the last shall
be first, you end up with something special. Enter Kaboose, the
emcee that snuck up on us through his appearances on various
compilations and as a guest on several other LPs. After signing with
the up & coming Fly Away Records, Kaboose has released his
freshman release Innersection , a journey into the heart of
this humble emcee.
Even though he's a new emcee, the
underground buzz for this album has been going on for some time now.
After all the waiting, this album couldn't have been released at a
better time; Innersection is the perfect summertime jam.
Kaboose starts off strong with his lead single “Just Rock.” Kab
flexes this track as proof that he knows how to rock the mic, which
undoubtedly set the tone for the remainder of an album that just
rocks. From there, the album steadily keeps moving and gets better
as it goes on.
The guest appearances on this album are
plentiful, but collectively they hold this project together. Guests
on this album range from members of the Boombox Titans (“The
Difference”) to Sev Statik (“Can't Call It”), and also include
fellow Scribbling Idiots members JustMe & Cas Metah (“Action
Figures”). A few of the standout tracks with guest emcees are
“Sleep” and “Slowly Dying” featuring Braille and Elias respectively.
Other notables are “Can't Call It” and “One Step.”
on this project is smooth and melodic, an essential for highway
cruising or for personal reflection. These smooth melodies are
relayed throughout the entire project, even with several producers
lending their talents for this release. The abundance of producers
on this album also present plenty of variety, which keep
Innersection from becoming monotonous.
release, Kaboose carries us to the Innersection of his
heart as he has musically laid out his soul on each and every track.
Upon completion of this album, you have both a greater understanding
of who Kaboose is as an emcee, and ultimately as a person. This
album is essential for cruising down the streets this summer,
believe that. Also with this release, Kaboose proves that the last
(unknown) shall truly become first, because with this project he has
catapulted himself into the shortlist of great emcees.
Listening: Boombox Titans “A Voice in the Desert”,
Elias “Scraps of Paper”, Sev Statik “Speak
Key Tracks: “Just
Rock”, “Slowly Dying”, “Every Last Breath”
4 stars out of 5
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