LRB (Loyal Royal Bishop)
The Mighty Adventures of CoCo Long is an anomaly. Here is this Houston emcee with his debut album, and it’s 100% boom bap Hip-Hop, from the beginning to the end. This is something that you don’t expect to hear out of Houston. From start to finish, the music is a love letter to LRB’s upbringing. LRB’s an 80’s baby who had older brothers that introduced him to Kurtis Blow, Whodini, Run-DMC, LL Cool J at the tender age of 4. From there the influence grew, and at the age of 9 he heard Ice Cube’s Amerikkka’s Most Wanted, and The Mighty Adventures began for CoCo Long, BKA LRB. The idea for LRB’s debut album was simple: show the world who you are, embrace your name, and express what Hip-Hop means to you.
Out the gate the first song, Emergence Day, LRB’s waste no time providing the introduction of who he is, and what’s to come. From there we get a strong first half of the album with standout songs like Oasis, The Edge (Feat. Tioshi Torrence), and What These Eyes Have Seen. Throughout the project you can get a sense that LRB is out to prove to Hip-Hop that he belongs. Players Club serves as a radio friendly track where LRB shares bars with Detroit Great (Roq-Z). Songs like Sho Nuff (Feat. Genocide) display lyrical combat between the two Houstonians, and songs like The Means (Feat. Antlive) and Desire (Feat. Deuce 6) provide great storytelling and music to ride to. The three songs that standout for the finale of the album are The Master (Feat. Antlive and Genocide), Memorial Drive, and CoCo’s Lament. The Master serves as a lesson for rhymesayers around the world to take notice that Boombapkings don’t aren’t for the lollipop rapping. Memorial Drive is a dedication to LRB’s brother who passed years ago. You can hear the pain in the song and to understand it you will have to listen to it more than a few times. The last song is a tribute to LRB’s, or CoCo’s mother, who passed away from cancer. In the song, LRB delivers a message to his mother to assure her that the family will be fine. The one line that stands out, he says; (BY THE GRACE OF GOD, WE HOLD TOGETHER LIKE BOOKENDS, BECAUSE WE UNDERSTAND THE STORY IS JUST BEGINNING). What makes this album work is the production from Detroit’s Own, Antlive. Antlive catered this project specifically for LRB. You can hear these are Antlive beats, but they fit LRB perfectly. This is what makes the debut album of LRB special. Expect more to come from Houston emcee in the near future.
All LRB links below…..
Album Link- https://album.link/i/1475417021