In the midst of the release of the long awaited biopic of the late Tupac Shakur and all of it’s hype, Milwaukee talent Larry Bull decided to unleash a single fit for the occasion. It’s a tribute to the 90’s West Coast era of Hip-Hop produced by Mike-a-Knight coined “American Love.” Continue reading after the break for further details.

The production here is a nostalgic dream. It contains a sample of the classic Snoop Dogg hit “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang” with a lax foundation, polished secondary ingredients, a carefree tempo, and a charismatic vibe. The hook is of a customary quality. The delivery is spotless and the lyrics are simplistic. The verses are inventive. Larry Bull graces the beat with a signature flow, colorful wordplay, and explicit rhymes. What makes the verses so notable though is the clever way that the young emcee references lines from his West Coast peers like Tupac (“I Get Around”) and Snoop. He adds his own little flavor to their quotes but any die hard Hip-Hop head will definitely catch the gems. He utilizes this approach to demonstrate the more ladies’ man side of his personality. Observe as he spits: “She ain’t go no job then s–t I ain’t messing with her. Now don’t get me wrong, a n—a was out here slipping. I catered to pu–y and I was really out here simping. An OG checked me and told me tighten up the pimping. Now the b—h on my leg and now I’m walking like I’m limping.” One can not deny the boss nature of those bars right there. All in all, this is a fun and honorable tribute to the 90’s West Coast sound.

**My Two Cents: I love everything about this track. Larry Bull comes thru with some unexpected content in a very creative way. And Mike-a-Knight does an awesome job with the instrumental, especially when it comes to the sample. I believe the veteran artists of the Left Coast would be very pleased with this cut. Readers will be as well. So go ahead and click play. Larry’s debut LP LeVeLs is dropping soon, so be on the lookout. Rest in peace Mr. Shakur! -MinM 

Total Package
9/10
Overall score: 9/10