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Artist: Peaceful Solutions (Kool A.D. and Kassa Overall)
Album: Coke Boys 5
Song: C.R.E.A.M.
Rating: 4.8/5.0

C.R.E.A.M. has the nonchalance of Johnny Utah right before careening out of that airplane without a parachute. It’s a burn track but in the absolute loosest sense of the word. Loose. The entire track is looser than creamed corn. Looser than an ankle in a pair of ill-fitting JNCOs shoplifted from Spencer’s. The flow is effortless, dynamically lazy, and exceptional. An uncalculated masterpiece. C.R.E.A.M. had to have been recorded in the moments immediately after a prolonged nap in a bath that had long since lost it’s warmth.

The uninhibited movement in and out of the beat is infectious. It makes the listener feel like a contributor to an obscure, enduring inside joke. The name of the album and excessive amount of signature rap drops compounds the hilarity. A perfect parody.  Kool A.D. and Kassa Overall have created an indifferent dream team. Their transcendent carelessness is a contributor to the uniqueness of both flow and delivery. Collectively known as Peaceful Solutions, they are quietly becoming one of my favorite rap duos.