7L & Esoteric – “DC2: Bars of Death” review

Boston underground hip hop duo 7L & Esoteric are back with their 3rd full-length album, which happens to be a sequel to their previous album & magnum opus Dangerous Connection (which was released 2 years prior). Even though this isn’t as incredible as their previous album, this is still a solid sequel. However, the beats aren’t some of the best I’ve heard from these guys & Esoteric’s excessive “gangsta” content gets repetitive at times (specifically with the tracks Graphic Violence or Murder-Death-Kill). Despite this, we do get to hear how Eso became an MC on the track Rise of the Rebel (the highlight of the album IMO) & some of the typical battle rhymes (Ring Music). Overrall, this could’ve been much better than what it turned out to be. I never viewed Eso as a gangsta rapper & for him to take that persona throughout a whole album is a little saddening

Score: 3.5/5

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