“Where Am I Going?” is Big Lo’s hard hitting debut solo album that is serving up a fifteen (15) track gourmet buffet of some of the most tantalizing, appetizing, and delicious bits fans can’t wait to indulge. Big Lo shines as an MC and a producer on the set. This is an undiscovered and refreshing album that fans need to tune into. Disappointment will surely be in the dreams of those cats that nap on this piece.
Big Lo’s previous appearances include WKAF Radio (Mixtape/Kill-A-Foe Records), Kill-A-Foe $h!t (Mixtape/Kill-A-Foe Records), From Nowhere (Mixtape/Kill-A-Foe Records), RedRum Radio (Mixtape/Kill-A-Foe Records), The Game Is To Be Sold & Told (Mixtape/Dub City Records), Guerillas In Tha Mixx Vol. (Compilation/Backbone Records) Shadowyze (Album/Backbone Records), the intro for “The Essence” on 90.5 in Tallahassee and a drop for Flava Music of Tallahassee. Big Lo is definitely credited, respected, and renowned for bringing the flavor.
Usually introductions on albums only act as an annoyance for fans as they sometimes make fans wait minutes to hear the first of the full length tracks that drove them to purchase the album; however, in particular of this album, the introduction is more than a creative notch, it’s a inspiring preparation for the storm of hot music fans are about to be scorched with. The first full length track is entitled “That Dude”. “That Dude” delivers fans an exceptional piece of music that satisfies the most remote cravings. The beat and lyrics (parallel to the rest of the albums tracks) are hot, creative, intense, refreshing, head-nodding, and powerful. The album continues with an assortment of well flavored tracks. The most notable tracks include “Snatched”, “The State of Hip Hop”, “Where Am I Going?”, “Take A Stand”, and “Alphabet Soup”; the leader of the pack being “Snatched”. “Snatched” is a brilliantly produced track featuring the most intensely flavored beat you’ve never heard, and some of the most exciting, explosive, and witty lyrics that are sure to captivate your mind, and shatter your ears. The least appreciated track featured on the album is “I Met Miss Mary”. The track is far too abrasive, distorted, and creative for most fans to get, and, or appreciate. Most fans will do the unthinkable and hit skip (not something desired). The acoustical joints add a creative value, but they also take listeners out of the music for a hot minute, and again force a cry for help induced by a need to hit skip.
Big Lo’s lyrics are well written, delivered, and very witty. Big Lo as a song writer is equally as strong as he is a lyricist, and producer. In these days where MC’s are so much more, Big Lo leads by example. Big Lo’s delivery is flawless, as he consists of the right mix of elements to dazzle fans with punctuation, technique, and flow. His vocals are more dynamic than a room full of lesbians playing twister while having group sex.
Friends on the album include Indya (famous for her work on “My Boo” by the Ghost Town DJ’s). Indya has one of the loveliest, most soothing, and sexy voices that will ever bless ears. Indya is extremely talented, and she adds positively to the overall appeal of the album. “The Way You Make Me Feel” is a hot joint that features Big Lo, and Indya in one of the best duets put together to grace an album. Production credits other than those accredited to Big Lo include DJ Sadhu (Neatherlands), DaShin (Neatherlands), Kantig (Germany), Big Huskee (Harlem, NY), and Alkota (Alaska).
The album artwork is well put together. So-Lo Productions deserves an enormous amount of credit for representing the music lovely through a strong presentation. The beats, lyrics, and production are top notch quality. Critics are silenced with nothing to critique in these areas.
Big Lo is making noise, and will continue to become recognized for his undisputable talents as an MC, and producer. “Where Am I Going?” is a meaningful, intense, inspirational album that is jam packed with essential listening material. This is a key-stone release that any fan who loves great hip hop music needs in their collection, and deck.
2. That Dude
3. Why Hate?
5. Battle Who?
6. I Met Miss Mary
8. The Way You Make Me Feel
9. The State of HipHop
11. Where Am I Going?
12. Run and Hide
13. No Lights (Interlude)
14. Take A Stand
15. Alphabet Soup (Circa 2002)