리미 (Rimi) – Rap Messiah Review

rimiThe Korean hip-hop/rap genres aren’t something I really well versed in, except for the more popular releases. But I have been searching for more of the genre and I came across 리미’s 2010 Rap Messiah.

Taking a very different approach to rap than say, E.Via, 리미 is much more street than the pop of the previous. Also unlike the “rappers” in a lot of Kpop idol groups, 리미 has a lot of impressive chops with her rapping. It has a much darker tone than anything else from a female rapper and remains an interesting listen.

“개이름” actually makes me think that she can kick my own ass. The sixteen tracks (including one skit) have show a lot of talent, even though some of the guest rappers are trying to sound too much like popular American acts. Rap Messiah is a great addition to my introduction to the genre.

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