online listen
not my thing but it may be yours
reserved for all the gangstas in the house
R.A.P. in the title says it all
meaning Rebelious African People
anti everything here
some good music and raps
can't get past the negative
1.2 from me and not yet rated by the pros at allmusic

from the album - Big Beast

released May 15th, 2012

Bio - from allmusic

OutKast associate Killer Mike earned his own hit in 2003 with "A.D.I.D.A.S." He debuted two years earlier on "The
Whole World," from the greatest-hits Big Boi and Dre Present...OutKast. After signing to Columbia, his first single,
"A.D.I.D.A.S.," hit the pop charts in March 2003, and the subsequent album, Monster, debuted in the Top Ten. In 2006
he released the first volume of his mixtape series I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind. Two years later a second volume
appeared and then, in 2011, the series graduated to “aboveground” status when the third volume, PL3DGE, landed on
the SMC label. His 2012 effort R.A.P. Music landed on the Williams Street label and was produced exclusively by the
adventurous beatmaker El-P.

Album Review - from allmusic

Steeped in tradition but always looking for a better tomorrow, rapper Killer Mike already had an incredibly strong
discography before R.A.P. Music landed, but here he hits harder than any of his fans could have hoped. The album was
released by the Adult Swim-associated label Williams Street and was produced by the dirty beatmaker and underground
favorite El-P, and even if these bullet points are interesting and exciting, they are not the reason this is a vital
piece of work. El-P plays a major part, as his funky, murky work has obviously inspired the stone-cold Killer -- and
the shout-out that begins "Jojo's Chillin'" sounds like pure pride in his producer -- but those initials stand for
Rebellious African People Music, and Mike seeks to honor "every music that's been born on this continent from a
group of people that were brought here in chains." Heavy words, and yet Mike delivers, not by giving a genre history
lesson or delivering a linear concept album, but by joining a cause that stretches from Ellington to Nas, where
pride isn't squandered and the struggles of your ancestors are always respected. As such, old friends T.I. and Bun B
are brought back (remember the "Re-Akshon" remix from 2003?) for the opening monster dubbed "Big Beast" ("we some
money hungry wolves and we're down to eat the rich") while "Go!" worships the West Coast and its legacy, all while
kicking off with a startling sample that will welcome old-school heads. "Reagan" is pure politics, rallying against
the President's legacy, while "Anywhere But Here" loves rolling through Atlanta and Harlem, but the memories there
are the extreme definition of bittersweet as Mike relays the sights passing by the window (that's where I grew up,
that's where Sean Bell got shot). While the strange, winding siren of "Untitled" is classic, prime El-P, for the
rapper, the track is a new, insightful, intelligent high point, plus the first time (John) Gotti and (Salvador) Dali
have been rhymed successfully. That last bit can't be stressed enough, and while R.A.P. Music is filled with all the
heartbreak, pain, anger, and earnestness praised above, it's also an incredibly fly and fun record, filled with that
prime MC/producer chemistry while striking that perfect balance of persuasive and powerful. Revolutionary stuff and
absolutely no fluff, R.A.P. Music is outstanding.

Track Listing

1. Big Beast Feat. Bun B, T.I., and Trouble
2. Untitled Feat. Scar
3. Go!
4. Southern Fried
5. JoJo's Chillin
6. Reagan
7. Don't Die
8. Ghetto Gospel
9. Butane (Champion's Anthem) Feat. El-P
10. Anywhere But Here Feat. Emily Panic
11. Willie Burke Sherwood
12. R.A.P. Music