As we celebrate and praise all of the veterans we know today, we also celebrate the release of TYP-ILL’s albumVeterans Day. The Long Island emcee served up his third, and final leak, “Dog Tags & Duffle Bags,” late last week. This album is one of his most gripping cuts to date as it’s filled with details from the Army veteran’s real-life experiences as a soldier. This is easily noted in the content he spits over this ill beat produced by the legend Statik Selektah throughout the album.
Already known for not pulling any punches as a lyricist on songs like “Let Em Talk,” TYP drives that point home while flowing effortlessly over Statik Selektah’s brooding instrumental. In each verse, the ‘soldier emcee’ outlines what it was like fighting overseas, from the rockets crashing around him, down to the items lining his pockets. It leaves you thinking, actually how many emcees can actually speak to that and sound dope? TYP is def up for the challenge and he is succeeding while doing so.
“This track is who I was for nearly six years,” TYP says of the Veterans Day track.
“The experiences I had as a soldier were beyond compare, and I will never forget or regret the choices I made.”
He adds that this is his “ode to all the combat veterans out there,” so if you’ve been through anything similar, know someone who has, and wondered what it’s like, it’s time to listen up.
As, I continue to bump this dope album there are a few tracks that stand out to me the most. Most definitely The Hustle, Onyx, and Soldier. I’ll most definitely have The Hustle on repeat and in rotation, for the next few months or so. So this is definitely some cooked crack you def want to added to your iTunes collection.
Veterans Day, which is now available to order via iTunes, drops today (Veterans Day) through all major digital retailers, and becomes available on Compact Disc, this Friday (11/13), through Fat Beats.
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