Mastamind

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This short EP impressively foreshadowed a promising solo career for Natas member Mastamind that unfortunately took several years to evolve. The few tracks here are on par with anything Esham or Natas were putting out at the time, particularly "Bitcheshate," a posse track featuring Esham and Dice, another hardcore Detroit rapper affiliated with the Reel Life camp at the time. This track is obviously the EP's centerpiece, as the other five tracks are all rather brief -- still, they're impressive tracks even if they are short. As mentioned, Mastamind's follow-up to this debut EP didn't appear until late 2000, Themindzi, a quality album that found the rapper having changed his style substantially, which is understandable considering the time lapse. If you're into Esham's mid-'90s nihilist rap, then this EP fits that template perfectly and is worth hunting down.

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