Pops Named Me Emperor is a new project from Harlem based rapper, Emp Tafari. This ambitious release contains 8 full tracks. True to the title, the emperor motif is consistently revisited throughout and incorporated into the lyrics. The musical backing usually features a dramatic, piano driven beat, which keeps the action at a moderate level of intensity. Emp Tafari’s delivery is laid back and unique. You can just tell he’s having a ball performing these jams. My favorite track has got to be Chicken and Biscuits, which is incredibly catchy. More importantly though, the song is creatively mixed, using some clever vocal structures that I have to admit I wasn’t expecting. This is a lively release and Emp Tafari deserves some credit for putting together this epic project.
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