Here is the compilation of Elucid's Warning Shots that I was bringing you a few months back, alongside some fresh cuts that I've been ITCHING to hit you cats with. Building on the ideas he brought with Smash 'N Grab, Police & Thieves is where Elucid goes in on a host of themes and topics, from straight up gutter anthems and stick-up kid fantasies to tales of love, lust and paranoia. Social commentaries on swagger and substance, politics and bullshit, Elucid shows us the flipside of each instance. I don't know if this is what he was going for with the title, but we know there are good cops and bad cops, Harry Limes and Marv Merchants. Many think Hip-Hop is dead, but this ain't Latin. It's a fresh take, injecting sounds of old and creating some new tapestries to express one's self with, and MCs like Elucid truly are the future.
If you sleep on this, go fall on your sword. "Automatic Writing" is one of my favorites (Aeon's a genuis for that beat), as is Suhburb's Dub of "Code for the Streets". "Starstruck" is a solemn anthem that should wake you mental dead niggas up, while "Mannequin (Dead Fresh)" is a pretty accurate description of you cats trying to stay fly. Special guests Spec Boogie and Che Grand work well in contrast to E, and "Lessondary Nose" has the whole fam going for broke over a loop from N*E*R*D's lastest romp.
Download this now - it'd be a travesty if you slept.
Shouts to Treezy for the sick artwork, and big ups for Elucid for allowing me to build with him, and for him giving me the go ahead to throw this up.