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Where's the LOVE? Vol. 1 by @Mariannoo

Where's the LOVE? Vol. 1 by @Mariannoo

2006 was a year that saw albums like “King” from T.I., The Roots “Game Theory”, and Lupe Fiasco’s “Food & Liquor” drop and make a big splash in the culture. The aforementioned albums are just a few among many albums we were blessed with, another being Ghostface Killah aka Tony Starks “Fishscale” which arrived March 28th.

The album starts with Raekwon as “Clyde Smith” with more than a few choice words for 50 Cent. Where were you?

“Shakey Dog” which is one of the best short films I never officially saw, but the audio was vivid enough that I feel like I watched it 124 times. Again I ask, where were you?

“The Champ” was like a prizefight in which the reigning champ was being doubted because the fans had been blinded by gimmicks and propaganda, but in the end he reminded everyone why he wears the belt and golden eagle.

I could go on and on about this absolute classic album, but what I came to ask is, where’s the love?

If you were too young, too corny, or just out of the loop then this isn’t for you, but for those in the know? Where’s the love?

Ghost is a legend and his body of work is well respected, but I feel as though this album in particular doesn’t get the proper respect. Maybe its like watching Jordan go for 50+ so many times that the 42 point game isn’t surprising. Or, maybe its like seeing Kobe drop 62 without having to play the 4th quarter so when he scores 46 you don’t even blink. Maybe “Fishscale” was a 48 & 14 game and you looked at it as par for the course. Whatever the reason is, appreciate that work of art and sing its praises more often, nahmean?

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