Wordburglar Burglaritis

Wordburglar Burglaritis
It would be really nice if this cat starts to get some of the attention he deserves with this new release because Wordburglar has such a comically gifted flow that needs to be heard. This Nova Scotia poet’s lyrics are like Lord Finesse with ten times more "I’m this like that” analogies, and the way he tapes them together are really quite remarkable as Burgy gives numerous Toronto name drops from Osgoode subway station to Kelly Gruber’s triple plays. Even when it comes to the corny "Let’s Get Romantical” he somehow manages to work enough cleverness into his sex rhymes that you run along with it rather than roll your eyes. Added to the formula is the incredible production of Beatmason who is becoming one of the nicest beat makers in Canada right now as he delivers the goods on the majority of Burglaritis. This is nice because the album tends to sink a little when we don’t have the Wordburglar/Beatmason combination providing the vocal and musical highlights. Burglaritis clocks in at a somewhat hefty 70 minutes and there is definitely enough filler that could have easily been shed off to make it a tighter release, but the good moments definitely shine bright and one listen should have you locked onto Wordburglar’s highly entertaining flow. (Hand Solo)