For my money, there aren’t many people talking that street shit better than Al-Doe. The BX native’s name may not immediately ring a bell for you, but tracks like his latest “All I Care About” will hopefully change that in 2014. Though not retro in anyway, Al does hearken back to that mid-to-late ’90s era emcees that made their names on hissy TDK tapes in New York City.
The combination of lyricism, fly talk, grittiness, and charisma is a welcome change from some of the fluff that is making noise on the blogs and the radio. No news yet on when the follow up to Al-Doe’s excellent Nose Candy will drop, but keep your ears to the street for the latest.