While the Nazis are out celebrating Hitler’s birthday, us freedom-loving, socialist-beating Americans can honor the true meaning of this day. No, not that. It’s April 20th, better known as 4/20! Let’s get budded and listen to Total Devastation.
Total Devastation is from the Mission District in San Francisco. Their self-titled debut LP is an underground legend not just in hip-hop, but in the High Times circles too. This is rap from the NWA/Wu Tang Clan/Beastie Boys school of rap. In other words, it’s actually musically interesting. The Total Devastation album is a bit sample-heavy, but it’s nothing when compared to today’s keyboard addicts. I hesitate to call Total Devastation influenced by reggae because they seem to specifically be fans of Peter Tosh and Bob Marley. That doesn’t count as a genre influence. I love NWA but I wouldn’t call myself a fan of rap. I don’t know. I suppose, ultimately, that’s for you to decide. In either case, this record rules.
Total Devastation – Total Devastation
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