7 Deadly Sins - Wrath
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||ExplicitNeedle Cruel||Joey Batts||3:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
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||ExplicitElectrocute||Joey Batts||4:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRequiem II||Joey Batts||0:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuperhero||Joey Batts||3:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBrighter Days||Joey Batts||3:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVenus to Mars (Snippet)||Joey Batts||2:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEverybody (Snippet)||Joey Batts||1:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
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||ExplicitBack In the Beat||Joey Batts||3:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
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Got wind of this from a friend here in Ledyard, CT! The most important thing that can be said about this is that it's different. Abstract style meets witty bouncy rhymes. Also heard that this dude is one of the best freestyle rappers in CT. Is def. helping us get on the map as a state of hip-hop!
Do you really know what "Wrath" means?
extreme anger (chiefly used for humorous or rhetorical effect)
Much like my favorite television show, Arrested Development, you're not going to understand, appreciate, laugh with, or stand, mouth agape as he spits, Joey Batts if you're an idiot. And his third installment of brilliance is no exception.
With wisely included bars from his work with ZBC (his verse on 'Everybody' being the single thing that made me love his music)("Stumble through life and I feel on face / joined the chase to erase my race..."), Batts signals that he's back with tongue-in-cheek vengeance. Let me kill this verse, let me put out there what needs to be put out there, let me teach you fools something is the gist I get, and when you hear "Needle Cruel" and "Back in the Beat," you'll feel, if nothing else, that he's let you into a piece of his soul that few others have been privy to.
He doesn't shy away from truth, and his lyrics, like always, are steeped in poetry. Want to talk to this guy? Buy his album - it'll learn you while you wait for his band to come through your town.
Joey Batts & his sins, reigning in the underground hiphop scene**
The third of a commendable Seven Deadly Sins project, Joey Batts hits hard with intellectual lyrics, alliteration, a quick and clever rhyme scheme, and threads his life throughout his lyrics (check Back in the Beat). It takes a couple times hearing each track to realize the complexity of some of the bars, but the hypnotic layered beats and his strong voice are going to keep this album on repeat long enough for you to pick up all the nuance. The snippets from a previous album are a perfect inclusion to this album, the placement on Wrath is no coincidence. Joey Batts is not new to the underground hiphop scene, but every time he comes out with new material, he comes out in full force, harder and more clever than before. With the two albums in this project that came before, Greed and Pride, everyone who already follows him as well as every new fan who is turned onto him is eager for the next sin to come alive**