It would feel like after just listening to Louiz Rip’s debut album, Vestige Autonomy, that while looking for inspiration he may have been watching old Richard Pryor stand up sets while chewing on the gunpowder he poured in with his morning cereal. Needless to say Vestige Autonomy contains a mix of high-caliber comedic value and imposing lyricism throughout. The brutal landscape for the album is provided by fellow Datura Records producer Lemroc Evil. Every beat perfectly provides the canvas’ to splash the figurative paint mixed with the blood of the sacrificial pages that Louiz scribed his verses on. The first three singles, ‘End Of The Free World’, ‘Outta My Hood’, and ‘Interrupt’ are just a minute expression of the level of integrity that the album holds for listeners. And although, Vestige Autonomy, is Louiz’s debut solo album you will get a great sense that the rhymes and concepts are executed with the professionalism and vigor of an emcee with multiple projects tucked deeply under his proverbial belt.
18 05 2010