JustMe and Deacon the Villian with Tragedy and Dope
Another dope album from JustMe of Scribbling Idiots, collaborating with producer Deacon the Villian of Cunninlynguists. Together they bring the album Tragedy and Dope, indie exclusive on JustMe’s Bandcamp page, for only $5.
JustMe had once been out here in California, known as Sage with a crew called Solseekers. They split, and JustMe went to the Midwest. He would eventually form the crew Scribbling Idiots, which seems to never cease releasing indie cuts. They are putting work in their game, and are worth a listen.
Although, with some of the SI crew, I am not a huge fan, they just don’t do it for me. The exceptions are Theory Hazit and JustMe, who have immense lyrical versatility. Although JustMe dropped the title Sage, he didn’t drop out schooling heads on real hip hop. Some of the Wisdom he drops on this one is more in your face then his previous records, and his style has some more raw old school emcee aggression, while still being true to himself as a Christian.
Deacon supplies the instrumentals, and as always, they are smooth and harmonious, with plenty of samples mixed flawlessly. This album is a synthesis of experiences of tragedy and hope, making it a nice piece in its entirety, so few of the tracks can stand alone.
If I had to narrow down a few of the tracks, these would be it.
I Know things are tough, Tragedy is real, but let’s face it with God.
Serenity The last song was more about tragedy, and this one is the contrast of dope, but the serenity that we need to bring to life amid our tragedies.
Ups & Downs what it is. what would the downs be without the ups?
The Prodigal in all humility we all have our prodigal moments where we waste what God has planned for us. this is deep. Again, JustMe is so effective because he witnesses without being preachy in a superficial way, but is genuine in his message.
Wade Ill sample on the cut, eerie and transcendent.