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A Constipated Monkey

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Kurious Jorge
A Constipated Monkey
Amaigam Digital Records
Release Date: 09/18/2007

The re-release of Kurious Jorge's album A Constipated Monkey, takes you on a nostalgic journey back to the early 1990s, serving as a prelude to Kurious' sophomore album. Originally released in 1994, the album shows the earlier production styles of The Beatnuts and Pete Nice and takes on the laidback party beats of hip hop's past.

The album kicks off with "Spell It Wit A J (Yes, Yes Jorge)," introducing the dance party feeling of the album, while "Top Notch" sets the ground for Kurious' bluntness. Collaborating with Casual of The Hieroglyphics, "What's The Real" continues with the bluntness by defending "what's the real on skill" to anyone trying to doubt either emcees' ability to rock the mic.

"Nikole" is a satirical love song about the things girls do to mess up relationships, with a bluntly sarcastic viewpoint that is sure to make anyone crack a smile. Not straying too far from the idea of relationships, "Baby Bust" featuring MF Grimm takes the overall party theme to a different level, bringing sex, females' sex appeal and everything that goes along with that into the mix.

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"I'm Kurious" is a catchy track that takes a look back at Kurious' childhood, insecurities and humility. The album ends with "Jorge Of The Projects," going more into Kuriou's childhood with a catchy and comical chorus, and adding a raw glimpse into the mind of the emcee.

The album definitely delivers the romanticism of hip hop's yesteryear with Kurious' mixture of party songs and his playful underground energy. Hip hop enthusiasts will appreciate this album, taking a break from the somewhat jaded songs of today.

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