April 1st, 2011
Title: The Terrorist Advocate
Artist: Bugsy Da God
Label: Napalm Recordings
Formats: CD, Digital Download
Release Date: March 1st, 2011
The Terrorist Advocate is the debut album from Bugsy Da God. Hailing from Jersey, Bugsy was recently signed to P.R. Terrorist’s (Don Pachino) label, Napalm Recordings. The title of the album may incite assumptions concerning Bugsy’s political position, but it’s actually representative of Bugsy’s work with P.R. Terrorist, who is featured on six tracks. With a plethora of producers, some unknown and some very well known (e.g., Bronze Nazareth), the album is reflective of the grimy raw beats characteristic of pure East Coast (New York) hip hop.
Lyrically, the album sounds like it’s coming from an emcee that has crates of records under his belt, so I was surprised to find that this was his debut album. The richness and intensity of his raw rhyme structures is reflective of the violence and social dissent prominent in tough neighborhoods of Jersey and New York. Cold dark lyrics delivering narratives of crime, guns, loss of life, auto-tune disses, and pure chaos are the driving force behind this formidable record.
Following is a preview of The Terrorist Advocate:
The production on The Terrorist Advocate perfectly complements Bugsy’s delivery and lyrical content. Musically, the album is a solid East Coast hip hop record front to back. Samples from Fight Club, Shawshank Redemption, and War of the Worlds introduce, conclude, and relevantly frame many of the tracks. “Gritty drums carrying chopped samples of strings, old organs, piano, and re-pitched vocals in a backpack full of guns,” summarizes the production quite well.
A pure East Coast delivery from Bugsy Da God, The Terrorist Advocate is not an album to pass on.
Reviewed by Jason Cyrus Rubino
Review Genre(s): Rap and Hip-Hop