‘Cause Wu-Tang is for the children.
Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna, ever the innovator, has successfully done what no rapper–or artist–before him has ever accomplished: He’s successfully dropped an entire album with no hooks, simultaneously creating both art and history, as it’s the first ever hookless hip hop album. The project’s title, Hook Off, is a clever play on words, boldly hinting at Cappadonna’s powerful, commanding, lyricism. Cappadonna & company’s skillful wordplay is accompanied by nostalgia-inducing beats, for an unforgettable listening experience.
“Most popular hip-hop songs can only be remembered by a catchy hook, so with no hook the listener has no choice but to take in the lyrical content, flow and delivery of the artist, which is what this album comes packed with,” Cappadonna reveals.
The first single, “Feed My Folks,” is a vivid and melodic celebration of Afrocentrism. The charismatic Cappadonna switches his style up, infusing some of his verses with a Jamaican accent, while the rich vocals of Nakeeba Amanivea add a soothing and soulful element to Capp’s gritty bars.
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