Playdough-Hotdoggin (2011)

My Rating: 87% (A-)

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Average Rating: 87%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Nunya
  2. Rhymer Reason
  3. No Angel
  4. Elizabeth Shue
  5. The Business
  6. Say Sumn
  7. My Cadillac
  8. Franks & Beans feat. Gift Of Gab
  9. 1 Day
  10. Singleminded Female
  11. So What feat. Freddie Bruno
  12. I Got It Like
  13. Ya Heard feat. Mr. Dibbs vs The Black Keys
  14. Follow It
  15. Sunset

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Looking for some clean(ish) hip hop to be funky with.

Thoughts on Album Cover:


Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Yeah, I doubt it even exists though.

Final Thoughts:

The hardest part of Christian Hip-Hop is being able to be authentic, at least that’s what I see the struggle being. With strict rules to stick to through Christian labels, it’s near impossible to get in one word that may make someone somewhere wince. The freedom, then, with underground Christian hip-hop is what makes the underground scene much more attractive. When Emcees like Playdough put out their own stuff they can have featuring artists like Gift of Gab, a album cover that is very sexual looking at first glance, and an honesty about the life they actually live. Hotdoggin pushes some boundaries, but mostly it shows Playdough’s incredible rhyme scheme while having fun and keeping things weird but authentic.

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