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Artist: Killah Priest
Album: View from Masada
Label: UNI/MCA
Production: LZA, Just Blaze, Deadly Rose, Wiz, others
Guests: Ras Kass, Canibus
Stats: 2000; 16 tracks
Reviewed by: Mass Dosage

Killah Priest's debut album injected a breath of fresh creativity and intellectual wordplay into the Hip-Hop world of 1998. Fans of Heavy Mental will be disappointed with this follow-up as it doesn't entirely pick up where the last album left off. Their is a noticeable lack of overall concept and vision on this release and KP comes off sounding like he is trying to please too many camps at once, perhaps in a bid for more commercial success this time around. The lyrics are not as deep and mind-blowing and the production is noticeably less mature, causing one to wonder why the Wu Tang Clan's founding members were left off this release. Having said all this, View from Masada isn't a poor album by any measure and a number of the tracks are grade A dope with the word skills and head nodding rhythms that are on par with KP's previous high standards. Yes, this is a good release, but is not as highly polished as it should have been. [6.5/10]

[This review was also published in SL magazine]

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