Man, whenever I hear Michael Christmas it brings me back to the peak of my Straight Fresh days. Wild trips down memory lane and shit.
Always one to find a slick balance between witty penmanship and engaging wordplay, Christmas pops up with a vengeance on “1994 (1993 Freestyle).” This one is for all the jabronis out there who didn’t think the Boston-bred emcee could rap – like really rap. No, no…like rap, rap, rappitty rap. Dude floats so smoothly over the Elite-produced instrumental, taking the Revenge of the Dreamers III record for a spin before quickly making it his own.
From the moment it begins, Christmas fills the sonic landscape with his infectious personality as he attacks the beat like Austin stunning everyone in sight. And it really is a cold display – “1994” is chalk full of clever prose, jocular bars and an onslaught of jovial yet braggadocious delivery. The latest from Michael Christmas is certainly a fun listening experience, but it simultaneously works to remind listeners just how dope with the lexicon he is.
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