Al Ripken Jr is one of the in-house producers for the acclaimed Top Billin label from Helsinski. Al Ripken has also been well known for the Baltimore club beats and even worked with people such as Diamond K. Captain Cougar itself sounds like the score to some sorta character who has such hubris that they demand blaring horns and lasers jetting off in their direction when they walk into a room. If anything I think I would call it minimal juke inspired tang; it doesn’t necessarily go in as hard but it never needs to. Luckily for y’all you can download Al Ripken’s latest EP for free thanks to him and Top Billin.
Many might gawk at the name of this Tacoma Emcee, but if you meet the character behind it, you will soon see that there never has been a more charismatic person that is grateful for everything he has. Sonny Bonohoraps about his kids, loyalty to his wife, and selling everything from rollerskates to cds and tee shirts to his fans. He says his music is meant “to improve quality of life.”
Hey, who doesn’t need some improvement? I sure do.
Versatile is a light word, if you call versatile touring with Grayskul and Aesop Rock one year and then Playboy Tre and B.O.B. not even two years later. Get your phone phreak on though, becuase he even lays tracks with Money B of Digital Underground and went nation wide with Nappy Roots and Lil Jon too. “yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”- Lil Jon