Cheat Codes by Danger Mouse & Black Thought
“Cheat Codes” is 30-year rap veteran Danger Mouse’s first hip-hop album since his DANGERDOOM collaboration with the late, great MF DOOM. Cheat Codes features various friends and peers of the duo, including; A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, MF DOOM, Michael Kiwanuka, Joey Bada$$, Russ, Raekwon and Conway the Machine. Danger Mouse’s soulful, freewheeling music serves as the perfect setting for Black Thought’s metronomic, pin-sharp and chorus-free lyrical deluge. This album is so attention grabbing. It’s filled with bars of sharp lyrics and musically-inclined melodies and hooks. “Belize (feat. MF DOOM)” and ‘Aquamarine (feat. Michael Kiwanuka)” are prime examples of just how well crafted everything is. If you’re looking for a great hip-hop album to listen to, look no further.