(MHR10)-2010-CasetheJoint-Stalking to Myself
- Stalking To Myself-(IN STOCK)
- Production by; Imperfekt, GoodWill, DJ DeadBeat, Blake B, B Money
- Featuring: Imperfekt, Colorless, Opt Rhyme, Joeself, Afro Jesus, E-Thin, Ayvee, DJ Bize One, Schaffer The Darklord
- DOWNLOAD TRACK 8 HERE
- AVAILABLE at Mic Hand Events, Moondog Music in Dubuque, IA, Neon Dragon Tattoo in Hiawatha, IA, Record Collector in Iowa City, IA, EduSkate in Cedar Rapids, IA.
- PRESS RELEASE: -Casethejoint is the kind of MC that flips the bill on listeners. From rhyme to rhyme and track to track, each word is penned and presented precisely in a manner that leaves one constantly wondering what he’ll come with next.
From witty punchlines and complex, technical bars full of over-the-top alliteration, Case presents a combination of talent and artistic dedication that most of the last centurys-worth of hip hop has been devoid of. Each line’s deliberate construction and perfected delivery shows the level of effort put forth on each of Stalking to Myself’s 14 tracks. Even the album’s intro, snagged from the movie Goonies, offers a perfect starting point for the forthcoming flurry of beats and rhymes.
Bouncing off topics such as the state of hip hop music, his entrance into the culture and an imaginary tale where he’s transformed into a half-human, half-robot, Case’s experience behind the mic and natural ability to craft compelling lines shines throughout. Storytelling, wordplay and, and lyrical dexterity converge on each track, undoubtedly solidifying Stalking as one of the year’s most complete hip hop albums.
“Quarter-inch cords in my forearms for sport / The first Cy-Young-award-winning Cyborg,” the Dubuque-native raps, imagining his life as an android on “Cybernetic Organism”.
His ability to flip common phrases into relevant, often-hilarious lines in each song places Case in a category of MCs that’s rarely attained – and, certainly never-before-seen on a local level.
“Once upon a rhyme not long ago / Before rap songs overplayed on radio,” he begins his verse on the ninth track, “That’s Life”, “88-98, not a bad decade / ‘Cause you could diggity-Das-EFX and still ‘Walk This Way’,” he continues, reminiscing on the golden age of boom bap.
Further, Casey’s knack for effortlessly lacing instrumentals from a wide swath of producers only further strengthens the argument that Case is the MC to beat in the Iowa hip hop scene and beyond. With production credits from Imperfekt, B Money, and Goodwill, each with a distinct sound and style, Case handles them all with his signature sound and without skipping a beat.
Rounding out the effort, guest appearances from fellow-Mic-Hand-members, Imperfekt and Colorless, Shaffer The Darklord, and Ayvee, create welcome additions and add a perfect element of diversity to the album.
Throughout the disc it’s clear that Case is a veteran MC with massive ability and an arsenal of proven aptitude at his disposal. His skills stand unmatched and they’re proven to be top-caliber from front to back. All-in-all, Case has created an album that is likely to transcend nearly every other hip hop album of 2010 and carry him and his Mic Hand affiliates triumphantly into 2011.
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