After 13 years of waiting and plotting, yes plotting, to find a way to hear the much anticipated new full length album from WOLFPAC titled SQUARE PEG ROUND HOLE, victory has been achieved and the wait was worth it. WOLFPAC has blended the hard driving metal riffs and thumping bass of thrash metal with a lyrical ability sharpened on the stone of the wicked. In other words, this album delivers. A lot of people talk sh!t about so called “white rap” also known as the wicked sh!t without actually listening to a full track, and they miss out which is a shame.
Starting off with a creepy and unsettling intro, SPRH is already ticking up the rails on one hell of a roller coaster ride for the eardrums. After listening to the album multiple, multiple times since it was released on August 2nd 2013, it was difficult to single out a few tracks to highlight. Buddha and Daddy Long Legz nailed it on the subject matter lyrically that complimented the complexity of each tracks seven string guitar samples.
“Oh Pee Pee”: Track four on the project is definitely a favorite as any quality cover of a classic Hip-hop track turns out to be. WOLFPAC drives the hammer home by remixing the beat to make it their own and flow the joint right out of the park.
“Put Ya Dukes Up:” Number 15 in the line up is this epic fight song anthem. Now instead of analyzing every punch line, drop in or bass slam on the joint how about the summation that this track is an open challenge to anyone that wants to man up and catch a whooping WOLFPAC style!
“What Doesn’t Kill You:” The last track on the project definitely rings home and is the perfect way to end the project. By acknowledging the people that have stood by them over the years as WOLFPAC has developed, Daddy and Buddha show the most valuable asset that an artist can have, humility.
Overall the album delivers on exactly what the title portrays, that WOLFPAC is not your garden variety Hip-Hop group; but true pioneers in the world of Hip-Hop that have established a functional business model around their art and have made a profitable living off of it. So whether or not you support this form of Hip-Hop or if you want to “hate” on the successful endeavors of others, just remember that, in the immortal words of the The Buddha: “a coward is quick to show evil, while a brave man stands for what he believes in.”
Also for a little history on WOLFPAC click here.
This album is currently available on iTunes and can be purchased by clicking here. ~Biggz