Sunday, October 25, 2015

Supastition "Chain Letters" (XXL, Chairman's Choice 12/05)


"On "That Ain't Me" off the punch line pro's sophomore album, Chain Letters (Soul Spazm), Supastition takes a few whacks at the dominant image of down South artists as just so many tat-flaunting, ice-grill-grinning crunkateers: "Unless I'm at a party pushin' up on a drunk freak / Aside from that Supa don't be f#ckin' with crunk beats / That ain't my cup of tea and I ain't knockin' it publicly / I'm here to redefine what you consider a Southern MC." The weight he carries might easily be viewed as a supa-size chip on his shoulder (dude spits attitude like the love child of MC Ren and Antoinette). But thankfully the individual links on his Chain exhibit plenty o' strength, be he relating relationship woes ("Split Decisions"), answering doubters ("Hate My Face"), "switching sides like Ben Chavis" and challenging both his mainstream and underground rap colleagues to step up ("Don't Stop.") - XXL Magazine, December 2005, Chairman's Choice; a copy is available below...


"Chain Letters" was released 10 years ago today on October 25, 2005. Listen below...