Rockwell Knuckles’ uncanny ability to craft songs can be a gift and a curse at times. Fans can get so caught up in dope harmonies and unforgettable hooks that they overlook the way he attacks each verse, layering poignant lyrics on top of each other like some sort of spitfire lasagna.
Now, with “Helmet” Rocky takes the minimalist-yet-intense Tarboy instrumental and treats it like the Normandy coast line for two verses, only giving you a moment to breathe for the hook. Then it’s back to tossing lyrical grenades.
We all know Rockwell Knuckles is a great musician. Now put on your “Helmet” and appreciate him as the rhymesmith he is.
Rockwell Knuckles – “Helmet” (Prod. By Tarboy)