If this hip-hop outfit's name (S.A.W. is an acronym for Soldierz At War) doesn't give you a hint as to their dominant aesthetic, then the label name (Military) might provide an additional clue. These gents see the street as a war zone on which one must become a soldier in order to keep mind, spirit, and body intact. This outlook is reflected not only in the confrontational nature of the lyrics on WHAZZUP JOE, but in the music. A mixture of relentless beats, ingratiatingly repetitive melodic motifs, and gritty street ambience helps bring home the Soldierz at War's message.
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