Dope street hop has become a ghost of what it once was. The presence of notable artists of the genre in today’s spotlight of rap music is by and by pretty slim. Trap and Soundcloud rap, the illegitimate bastard sons of gangster music, have taken the reins much to the chagrin of the era’s champions and supporters. However, there are those who remain loyal to the sound, feeling like it speaks to the true code of the streets and Tacoma’s Makkk Hussien has become a consistent force in that movement in the NW.
His latest album Supreme Gangstaz offers a searing critique of modern allowances for snitches, internet tough guys, and all around ho shit. Makkk begins the record with “Takistan”, speaking on its intro a sarcastic welcome to what he views as the current state of affairs. It gives a good glimpse that pussyism is not going to be tolerated here. The production reflects that as well, offering what could be defined as one of the finest collections of block slumpers to be offered in sometime. With offerings from Phat Beatz, Sincere Noble, Zac Vaughn, SK, Stuey Newton, Braumah, and BoomBox Massacre, there is not one suffering beat on here. Each track fits Hussien’s quiet delivery like a custom holster, ensuring the weaponry is ready to fire when necessary.