Big & Tall (T-Razor & Bonez)
Big & Tall
Big & Tall’s debut album is the best pussy and weed music to come out of Louisville since Skyscraper Stereo released “Pussy Mary J.” I haven’t been into the pussy/money/weed rap in a while so I was hesitant to like this album, however, I did grow up on Three 6 Mafia so I had to give it a chance. To be honest, the beats and hooks on this album are so catchy they could be rapping about voting for Donald Trump and I would still be into it.
T-Razor’s hooks on this album are so fucking swagtastic. They’ve got that old school “Do or Die” pimped out rolling-through-the-hood-smoking-a-blunt feel. Both Bonez and T-Razor’s verses are just as memorable, when they want something to hit harder they repeat it a second time. I love that technique: say it twice so we can scream it the second time with you.
The first song on the album “Resurfaced” sets the tone for the entire album as it’s one of the better tracks. “To roll with me you gon’ need a couple G’s,” I guess I’ll most likely never roll with them. Unless they can help me get a couple G’s (legally?), then I’m in.
The smoothest hook on the album is on “Len Bias.” I love all the basketball references on this album that refer to long-gone NBA all-stars such as Shawn Kemp and Detlef Schrempf, but Len Bias is a much lesser known player with a crazy interesting story. He was the second overall pick in the 1986 draft and died two days later from a cocaine overdose. All of that aside, this song is another mid-90’s style head bobber. My only issue is they mention purple clouds in the hook.. What the fuck they mean?
I realize we have a wide variety of readers so I have to address the elephant in the room before I go. If you are offended by lyrics that objectify women you are not going to like Big & Tall. In the song “Shawn Kemp” women are referred to as “lay-ups.” This doesn’t take away from the album for me, so does that make me a bad person? I don’t know. It doesn’t detract from the album for me because the songs are so fun. Why so serious?
I can’t say it enough, give this album a chance. It’s a laid back fun time, and I’m looking forward to hearing more from these guys. Listen to the debut from Big & Tall below: