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Pitch Black Law
(Universal)

Pitch Black

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In desperate need to educate myself about Pitch Black, I stumbled on an online interview with the band. The five members defined Pitch Black Law as "everything a man represents," "struggles" and "integrity in the music." Being about as far from a struggling, black, male musician from the streets as you can get, I found it difficult to identify with this recording.

Pitch Black does nothing to set themselves apart from other similarly styled groups. Rapping about "bitches," "tapping that ass" and "ice," the insipid lyrics sadly extend to all 13 tracks. Guest spots from mildly amusing artists like Busta Rhymes and Foxy Brown can't even save this CD from total banality.

The worst thing about this album isn't even the contrived lyrics typical of the rap genre; it was the surprising lack of a decent beat. If there's anything I've come to expect from hip hop artists, it's catchy, pulsating rhythms. Pitch Black Law provides uninteresting beats that seemingly cycle on into eternity.

Unfortunately, Pitch Black adheres in every way to the stereotype of uninspired mainstream rap. The only encouraging thing about this album remains the fact that Pitch Black Law is the group's primary effort. I can only hope successive albums will improve on Pitch Black's initial creation.

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I own there Pitch Black Law album and I have to agree some of the tracks aren't all that, but it does have some good hits on it. It is their debut album and you definitely have to believe the recording industry put pressure on them to be cliche in their efforts, which would allow for the record company to profit from the success. I know for a fact that they will be coming out with their new album and it will be full of some new inspiring hip hop beats.

All ya'll dumb stupid mutha fuckas is hatin on this shit cuz ya'll don't know bout real fuckin music !!! Real recognize real ... Pitch Black is recognized as real emcees. To the white boy that wrote this review, get ya shit together and get ya mind right before you do a review on REAL emcess that live real lives.

YOU ARE AN EVIL CHICK THAT HAS NO LIFE AND NO KNOWLEDGE OF REAL MUSIC. YOU SHOULD CRAWL IN A HOLE AND NEVER COME OUT.