“Lies on the lips of a priest…tips on the hips of a freak…from yo block to H&R Block witcha W2’s to get you rich for a week…”John The Author has released his great album, Profound Dope Sounds. The title says it all. “…I rather be rich for a lifetime…they say that I ain’t even in my right mind…they lyin’, they don’t wanna see me make it…they scared of a n*gga that’s why they sleepin’ wit they lights on…(Profound DOPE Sounds).”
It’s definitely dope flows, production, & lyrics. He gives you something to think about on songs like Profound Dope Sounds & The Revolt, “got, got, got, got, gotdammit didn’t I knock before…and didn’t you cocksuckers run and lock the door…and didn’t you cocksuckers go and close yo blinds…and act like you were sleep but never closed your eyes…(The Revolt). Then he gives you something to bop to with Heels Fall Off, (guess I’m a creep if I look too long…but I know gettin’ dress, that you took too long…so don’t get mad when you see yo man stop to admire your hardwork…something to ease the mind, ain’t it funny how God work…(Heels Fall Off). He gives a nice slow joint with High Notes, (…yo body different, yo body different…yo booty big…yo thighs thicken…”. It’s an all-purpose album.
It’s a fresh sound, yet reminiscent of great 90s hip hop at the same time. Another great MC coming out of Chicago, associated with Donda’s House. This album is definitely worth a listen.