Archive for Hip-Hop in the Soul

Cymarshall Law Tells the Story of a “King With 4 Wives”

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Monday, July 20, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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I can’t even believe I forgot about this one. I saw this video at 2DopeBoyz a while back and totally planned on posting it. This dope ass video is for the track “King With 4 Wives”, and it’s from Cymarshall Law & Mr. Joeker’s album Hip-Hop In The Soul. As I mentioned in the Hip-Hop In The Soul review, these guys are one hell of a duo. The video concept for this track is great, and it plays out just the way you would expect with Cy’s storytelling abilities. Definitely a great video worth checking out.


Download: Cymarshall Law, Cyology 3: The Freedom Writer

Posted in Downloads, Video with tags , , , , , on Monday, February 16, 2009 by Tim Althaus

cymar1 I was very elated to see that I had a message in my inbox containing to mixtapes of Cymarshall Law. This guy is an absolute beast on the microphone and never fails to leave the microphone torn apart. As I had metioned before in a prior post, Cymar was a part of one of the best albums of last year Hip-Hop in the Soul with Mr. Joeker. I have been playing out that album like crazy lately and I am glad that I was able to get some more of his material in my hands. This guy is definitely one of the most official emcees I’ve heard in a while. When you put a dope ass beat behind this guy the result is uber insanity with great lyrical content.

It’s great to hear a guy like Cymar dropping more music and ultimately making himself more accessible to Hip-Hop heads. I think that if he can consistently drop this beat torching material, he is going to solidify his position in the game. I truly hope to hear a lot more from this guy in the near future, Hip-Hop in the Soul had a huge impact on me and I have a feeling that I am going to feel the same about anything else Cymar does.

Here is the download link for Cyology 3: The Freedom Writer.

Also Check out Freedom Entertainment’s Two Thousand Mine hosted by Cymarshall Law. Hit read more and make the jump to view some stellar video features on Cymar from Vimby and Hip Hop Official… Continue reading

Review: Cymarshall Law & Mr. Joeker, Hip-Hop in the Soul 

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on Friday, January 9, 2009 by Tim Althaus

hip-hop-in-the-soul-front I have to start this post off by saying that this is an album that I found out about way too late. If I would have listened to this album last year right away when it came out I can guarantee that it would have made my top 5 last year. The chemistry that is shown on this album is absolutely amazing, somewhat similar to a Guru/Premier (Gang Starr) or Pete Rock/C.L. Smooth. Putting these two together on an album was a god-send for the soul of Hip-Hop (no pun intended) because they really take things to a whole new level.

The first thing that I want to point out is that Mr. Joeker is a very talented producer (from Hungary), and I haven’t heard a producer that can mimic so many different styles of production. This guy can go from a DJ Premier sound into a style of his own in one track flat. To be honest the beats on this album are so hot, they may put the sun out of commission.

Cymarshall Law is an emcee that is in a league of his own, and he is from New Brunswick, New Jersey. One thing is for sure about Cymar, and that’s that this guy can rap his ass off and very well at that. Cymarshall Law is going to be a benchmark when it comes to great emcees in the future. With the mic skills that Cymar possesses, it’s only a matter of time before heads start to notice.

When I listen to an album the intro usually means a great deal to me, because in my opinion it should set the expectation for the rest of the album and the tempo as well. The intro on this album “Intro to the Soul” does just that setting the bar for the rest of the album with Cymarshall Law kicking an ill flow over a straight fire laced beat by Mr. Joeker. “The Takeoff (Getting It)” might be the highlight of the album with a beautiful backdrop full of strings, enchanting vocal samples and as usual Cymarshall’s razor blade sharp flow. Every track on this album is absolute quality, I don’t think that there was a better collaboration album last year to be honest, with guest appearances from KRS-One and Supastition it only adds to the ensuing chaos.

Please do yourself a favor and check out one of the best Hip-Hop releases of 2008, like I said I wish I would have heard this album earlier last year because it would have easily charted on my list.