RIM Da Villin is back with more rugged heat on his latest album, Dead on Arrival. For this release, he worked with producer StainlessArt and gave us 13 tracks which were mixed by Mr. Jack. One half of Da Villins, this is another solo project from Rim who successfully rides the beats here without letting them ride him. Before this, he released Ugandan Lunch Meat over the summer, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Without overdoing the guest appearances, D.O.A. features some Rome Streetz, AnkhleJohn, $auce Heist, and Eddie Kaine.
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“Slumble Pie” was one of my favorite tracks here, and it has a video that came out the day the album dropped. I also liked “Park Benches”, which had a slower beat as opposed to “Wilderness of North America”, which was another one I enjoyed. “Nore Flidow” had a beat I really liked, and I liked StainlessArt’s use of piano rifts on a few of the joints. “Burnt Spoons” was the joint that featured Rome Streetz, which I felt was a great choice of beat for his delivery as well as with Rim, they both nailed it. I also liked “Casket Base” featuring AnkhleJohn, and think it was a great way to draw the album to a close.
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I’ve heard Rim over the years as a duo with Villin P, and heard him on tracks with Ruste Juxx, Starvin B, the late Sean Price (RIP), and Illa Ghee, to name a few, but he’s just as nice on his solo efforts. It was my first time hearing about StainlessArt, who also did the album artwork, and I was impressed by his production. There will be a couple more music videos dropping from D.O.A., which is currently available on most digital platforms, and physical copies will be coming soon.