Chicago hiphopper Show You Suck has released his final piece in a trilogy of album/mixtapes called OneManPizzaParty.
OMPP3: Rest In Pizza is the most lyrically collected and sonically brilliant of the three. The half-mixtape-half-concept album closes in on the One Man Pizza Party idea and uses Show You Suck's flow to wrap story rhymes around the themes of addiction, relationships, food, and hiphop.
A lot of great music came out of Chicago this year. Rappers like Lil Reese and Chief Keef made amazing/disturbing music that caught national attention, though it remains unclear if superstars in ascension or collapse. The Lex Luger/Trap Rap/rapid synth snare sound Chicago has made it’s own was pushed to new limits by the likes of producers like Young Chop, and vituoso’s like MC Tree made themselves known by somehow capturing the pain of living in the clutches of a murderous city in a soulful, galvanizing way.
Among them, but distinctly different in style, is Show You Suck. More treated than trap, more hiphop than rap, Show You Suck’s advance in artistic ability can be seen plainly through his catalog of Pizza Party mixtapes. With every album the weight of his influences become imbued in his production and lyrics, but this one takes heavy advantage of this years most popular productions sounds to it's advantage. His hardcore music philosophy meets with his steady flows on a mish mash of silly songs about serious things from what's wrong with his relationships to what's for dinner. Rapping about beef, Big Gulps, pizza, carne asada, and chon chon (that’s food right?), Show You Suck finds a way to be humorous and thus, relatable, and instead of simply being relevant, has developed a unique sound through an obvious creative process.
OMPP3: Rest In Pizza is the confluence of Show You Suck's work to establish a clothing line, his rise in popularity with the blog-rap class of 2012, and his ability to understand that he’s good enough to both use that patented Chicago sound as a soapbox for his bizarre, thematic story raps, and draw attention to another less venomous side of Chicago. OMPP3: Rest In Pizza can be downloaded for free over here.