PRICE OF LIVING

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Willie Isz – In The Red

Big props to Noz, not simply because I am flagrantly swiping this song from Cocaine Blunts, but also for being an insightful and reliable blogger.

Willie Isz is Khujo Goodie and Jneiro Jarel, the most appealing (genuine and soulful) group to come out of the Dungeon Family collective in recent years. Khujo Goodie was/is a member of one of the rawrest Southern hiphop groups, Goodie Mob- a group which also possessed (perhaps even fundamentally, I must stress) a positive and uplifting spirit. Jneiro Jarel is also/partly responsible for a very open and progressive hiphop album, one of the best underground hiphop albums in recent memory.

Starvation, American politics, fear, unfairness, home foreclosures, a life of crime, being a son, and remaining optimistic and thankful in a world that is bleeding —are just a few of the things that this song is touching on. Jneiro Jarel’s production here harkens back to a time when DF and Organize Noized was at their most excellent, prompting Noz to note “Dude is on some serious Dungeonize shit,” and I cannot agree more.


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2 responses to “PRICE OF LIVING”

  1. Matt Shadetek says:

    Wicked tune, very post goodie mobb in a good way. I’m happy! I wish the Goodie’s had made a million albums.

  2. […] I don’t know how I missed this, but I did. As they say, better late than never. Jneiro Jarel and Khujo Goodie (Goodie Mob) are Willie Isz.  A left-field hip hop duo who will be releasing a long overdue release Georgiavania on Lex Records in the first part of 2009. (via Dutty Artz) […]