Militia

Militia

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Militia's eponymous debut album is a skillful fusion of hardcore East Coast hip-hop and funky West Coast gangsta rap that manages to be distinctive. From time to time, they fall back on both lyrical and musical clich├ęs, but that happens only occasionally. More frequently, the Bay Area crew pulls everything together. The members of the crew come from all areas of the country, which helps give Militia an integrated sound. There's no stereotyping here -- there's West Coast funk, East Coast skills, and Southern grooves. The innovation of the best moments makes the whole thing worthwhile.

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