Leak, Leak, Leak, Leak, Leak, Leak, Leak, Leak, Leak, Leak
Written: Jun 28, 2012 (Updated Nov 11, 2012)
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
The Bottom Line: MUST HAVE if you are a fan of the narcotic, or appreciate a concept never heard before with top notch rhymes and matching production.
Hello Epinionites Community. I'm back with another album that is esoteric and vastly creative. This comes from the Eastern Conference label where the talent was stacked. I never thought this combo would do an album together, but I had to get it. From the artwork you get a drift as to where things are going as Cage and Tame One (Leak Bros) delve into PCP themes. This has never been pulled off before and I respect the concept. I copped this when it first came out, but came across it for a review. Here is Leak Bros.
1.PCP Ward (N/A)
2.Got Wet (5 Stars)
3.Waterworld (5 Stars)
4.See Thru (2.5)
5.G.O.D. (5 Stars)
6.Gimmesumdeath (3.75 Stars)
7.Follow the Liters (4 Stars)
8.Dead (5 Stars)
9.Druggie Fresh (5 Stars)
10.Delerium (5 Stars)
11.Leakie Leak (N/A)
12.Stargate (5 Stars)
13.Submerged (5 Stars)
PCP Ward is just some heavy/horror thudded drums with drips.
Got Wet is getting high off the drug. The beat is slick as it's rock influenced with a wondering piano lick and a kick a** guitar sound effect. They make the chorus fit and vibe off each other well spitting two dope verses each.
Cage bodies it /I gotta monkey on my back wit two gaps bi-polar/And a headless angel layin dead on my shoulder/. Tame is on fire too with i'm leakin like when the bottle tips/It's to whom it may consherm Apocolypse/From looney bin kin toxic twin wit the hot s*** for the moshpit/Gremlin in the cockpit hard to handle its chopsticks/. In the second verse Cage comes hard with /Time stand still, hands on my clock this battery acid/While I spit pain from the same cavity basket/ and Tame backs him with /Squeegee my beeties and get enough liters of leaky/What i've written be drippin like insufficient grafitti.
I heard this album all the way through when I first got it and stopped because of this track. I only really listen to a few and ignore the others and this is one I keep on replay. This is called Waterworld and is about a theme park where goers are on PCP and according to Tame "Sorry kid you gotta be this high to ride this ride." It starts out with a chant of "Waterworld" The beat is SICK as it's dramatic and something out of a cold-blooded scene. This reminds me of losing it all and not knowing what to do. Over this Cage and Tame get vivid with concept/storytelling and dope rhymes about the subject. Cage's grimy voice and play off the chant works like a charm. Tame puts it to rest with /My patrons is spacin amazingly blazing this fragrant fragrance/My cadence got other dust patients lacin they statements/ . Word for word Cage is ill with line after line and spits a classic verse being the first. Just check out /Hell is almost here, life is fair, game sinners/High when I rip the plastic off the leak like airplane dinners. /I hacked the bar code into my arm so/To see how much I'm worth this verse is paying my caaaar nooote/. The only complaint is they should've really compared it to a theme park. But nonetheless, these dope rhymes are nasty. They literally created an anthem and is a must hear for yourself as Cage is a lyrical god on here.
See Thru is storytelling about being so gone that you see through people on how they can be flawed and vulnerable. I dig this a lot from both mcs and like the chorus from Cage as it's focused. As much as I like the song the beat is horrible though and very annoying. This is what old folks would call raquet. It's a shame that the beat is that bad to lower the quality of the song. It's out of place and could've been tweeked better to make the annoying tone reach out to you more. It does a little, but not enough. This is a song you have to hear for yourself, but Tame made me chuckle when he said She don't know how to act like Vin Diesel and Cage spits /My eyes are two planets of maggots that aaall stare/At whoever is speakin to me I am not there/
G.O.D. has another goofy beat, but damn I love it. I think it bumps nice as hell, reminding me of a funky Hip Hop version of a beat Juelz Santana would spit over. The chorus by Cage is goofy, but works. Once again the two vibe off each other nicely incoroporating leak nicely into their rhymes spitting two ILL verses each. Peep Cage with /The scenery surrounding me really isn't reality/At least that's what I tell myself to get it outta me/The quest to find my inner ugliness is over/The secret to my failure is easier than bein sober/ Tame is sharp as usual with /I never intended to recommend this is we doin/But people already assumin I'm high as Whitney Houston/. Cage comes raw again with /This album's like fish p***** when it's captured/I guess that means it's gonna leak on the net when it's mastered/. and Tame with /My name synonymous and embalmin wit stickin wet/Keepin it fair for squares that's a dipped cigarette/. Once again the beat is super nice to me how it's so laughable yet is a banger.
Gimmiesumdeath has a lot going on reminding me of an adventure in a Sega Game. The beat isn't bad, and these would be two mcs with the content, delivery, and voices to handle it. The passion is there, I guess it just doesnt hit me like other songs and could have been more focused lyrically in some spots although they're not wack at all. The chorus isn't bad intertwining the title which is what the song is about. Tame One rhymes /Unusual pharmaceutical dip is a trip if you have the patience/If you go nuts dust is your travel agent.../ and Cage with /I'm outta my head I'd rather be dead/Just splatter me red all over the wall then gather my friends/.
Follow the Liters is obviously a play on words dealing with the narcotic. This beat is funky sounding like carrying yourself with the utmost dignity/confidence. They spit two short verses keeping you entertained. Tame rides the beat so well and his addictive flow go well with the beat when he raps /My blackouts act out drug skits on albums/That and how I'm livin be givin em different outcomes/. Cage does his usual thing with /I bark in the park my dog talks to his self/My ex and her idle threats callin mental health/. I thought Cage could have been better. I was shocked given how sick the beat is and during these times damn near every Cage verse was above standards. I thought Tame was dope on this and carried the load.
Dead is what it is. The chorus is weird as hell, but I do like it probably because the singing which isn't trendy. It could either be a hit or miss for some.This is literally funeral music with people in attendance having a hard time believing the person is gone. Look at the visuals from Cage with /My pores start to hyperventilate, hypes of my mental state /Go psychedelic out of my skeleton to celebrate. Tame spits one verse and makes you see it just as much with /My newports get mummifed corpses dripping from horror /This is like diarrhea after the rigor mortis.
Druggie Fresh is a Tame Solo playing off Dougie Fresh. Of course you know what this is about. This is the other song I always skipped too because the beat is nasty as it's having power and being a force that garners respect. He tears this up and it's one to hear for yourself. He rips it up with /Fresh, wet, cuz reality sucks/I'm lacin up my space boots intead of fly green chucks/. I'm really leaning towards this being a remake from Slick Rick as he says /Playin me close when I smoke they watch/Til I break the hell out like I had the chickenpox/.
Delerium is the feeling from leak. The lyrics are tightly designed as they mostly have been. I love the beat as it sounds like one trying to show their love for the person they truly desire. They kill it as usual sounding like they belong on the mic together and this concept has their name all over it. Tame one is on point with we not to be shook like soda pop/Control dangerous substances dustin nothin to f*** wit/My different dutches corrupted like half of Ruckers New Brunswick/ Cage had that ability to rhyme insane and is no different on here. He goes /My walls bleedin now they sky is red two arms reachin/Through the floor, I'm aimin at this raven at my door tweekin/.
Leakie Leak is just a girl talkin ish on the answering machine and about leak.
Stargate is a Cage solo on that grimy ish. Line after line he engages you with that hardcore voice and sick content. /You want my spot but I abandon my vehicle/Record labels are like b****** and none wanna be wit you/. This beat sounds like an experiment gone bad. Even though I get that feel from it, I like the beat. Also, the song is short, but doesn't take away because I thought he said what he had to say given the time.
Submerged has a lot going on in the beat. This reminds me of preparing for war. I don't mind the chorus as Cage makes it work. Look at Cage's usual oddities with /The morgue's favorite corpse is alive in songs/But to the coroner's surprise arrived embalmed/ and Tame with /The stupid dank, tank, top rank/I'm sort of a Moses, split water just to walk through it when Waterworld closes/.
Outro is a female voice saying "Angel Dust." It's really short and the beat sounds like something Issac Hayes would sound great over.
Leak Bros is a very intriguing album to say the least. I'm actually glad I reviewed this because I would only listen to Waterworld and Druggie Fresh. Now I'm more open to the album and really appreciate the craft/creativity these guys poured into this project. Excluding the three non-rated tracks there's 11 which is just enough where you don't feel the album is redundant. There was only one wack beat with See Thru. If both mcs came better on Gimmiesumdeath and Cage was better on Follow the Liters, this would be an instant classic without a question. Also, as beautiful as these guys made it, at the end of the day it is very pessimistic. It's no different than whoever is hot right now talking about the same stuff with the club, money, drugs, guns, and women. At least these guys have skills though and I hope some look at it as entertainment although Leak Bros created an album for users to do this drug to. Alas, this is an album that isn't an everyday listen. It definitely is a sometimes album because it would get played out due to the subject matter, although I could listen to Waterworld and never tire of it. Expect mostly consistent, varied beats with excellent rhyming skills to convey the concept. This gets 8.5/10.