Grift Pimp Daddy 3000

A brief lesson in not sucking in the world of rap-metal. First, play metal really well — not as easy as it sounds. Second, have a singer who can rap without sounding like a suburban reject. Third, and possibly the biggest challenge of all, do not sound like Rage Against the Machine. Grift’s Pimp Daddy 3000 succeeds at all three, interjecting other influences into their music as well. Elements of death metal, hardcore, punk and even a brief flirtation with Far/Deftones-style riffing surfaces in this release. Despite, the number of humorous subjects that may hide the talent contained herein, Grift is developing into a real band, whether they like it or not. (Deadly Venom)