Possibly one of the greatest albums of the last decade. If want a real slice of what’s happening in London then listen to CASISDEAD’s album The Number 23. This is the upper echelon of Drug dealer rap because it balances the intricate details of the trade with a more candid insight into calamities and emotion that go with it. Cas seems to have a strong emotional connection with his products as he tends to use alot of romanticism when describing them in detail; giving them names of females and often painting a picture of the process from pickup to distribution as more love affair than supply and demand. Metaphors, flows, cadences, similes, scenes depicted are leagues beyond your favourite Trapstar turned Rapper. Cas is the real deal, a rapper’s favourite rapper, and this album is a classic.
Originally published on Up In The Ear.