The Pimp Bible is a raw & rugged indie release by “The 3rd Street Butcher”. The album is creative in many aspects, as well as a very entertaining, and sometimes offensive listen. Comparable to Necro & ill Bill, the music & words make fans take notice, sometimes in a negative fashion, and sometimes in praise. The overall quality of the album can due with some improvement, but that’s only because this is a very indie release with lots of room for refinement, but none the less, real fresh.
The 3rd Street Butcher loves to cuss, and state whatever comes to mind. The rhymes are real tight, and well put together, but sometimes the words offend the listeners. Referring to the ladies as bitches will often generate a good facial slap. The beats overall are explosive, as they add a ton to the music. With beats as strong as this album packs, its hard to ignore the music. The beats pound down upon ears, and command them to listen sharply as heads nod uncontrollably to the music. The overall sound quality does need some improvement as it’s a tad rough around the edges. If you’re a pimp this is simply the best album you can hope to hear. Some of the songs also have a nostalgic feel to them which adds to their value.
The album starts off with a creative, offensive, unappreciated introductory track. Intro’s are a bad way to open up an album – its all about the music these days. LLL is the first full length song, and it’s real refreshing & tight. The album continues with a slue of songs, and skits (interludes). The most appreciated & notable tracks include “Foot 2 Her Ass”, “Street Gates”, “Let’s Just **CK”, and “Bilingual Hustle”. The most notable, and best song on the entire album is “Bilingual Hustle”. The beat is nothing but amazing, and the lyrics are on point, and on fire. The song content is a little nuts at times, but to the point, and well written & expressed. It’s on this song that fans can clearly see & feel the incredible talent that “The 3rd Street Butcher” is serving up.
The least appreciated song on the album is “I Use To Have”. This is a really bad song because it’s simply a mess of a bunch of something that makes nothing but noise. The other downfall to this song is the over use of the word “Bitches”. Fans can only hear the word “Bitches” so many times before they bitch. Points for improvement are to avoid talking too much in songs, avoid the interludes, avoid the annoying, weird sounds that dominant some of the songs, avoid R&B signing if it’s not your thing, and take some pride in the packaging, and mastering of your product. The biggest downfall to this release is its interludes. There are too many, they are too below the quality of the full length tracks, and they do not add to the album. They are meant to be creative, and they are, but they are not adding to the music – the whole reason fans purchase the album. We must remind ourselves that this is a purely indie release from a purely indie group that had no guidance from a label. The full length tracks are incredibly hot, the beats are really hot, and this group will become bigger with a little guidance. Everything that’s a negative can be turned into a positive with some refinement. The things that cannot be fixed this group definitely has – the talent, and abundant skill is there.
Overall, “The Pimp Bible” is a refreshing album that is mandatory listening for pimps world wide, and a great listen for everyone else. If you offend easily maybe this isn’t the best album for you, but that would exclude you from ninety percent of hip hop music. The 3rd Street Butcher is extremely talented, and fans will recognize as time moves forth. Don’t sleep. The Pimp Bible is a fresh, and fantastic listen.