The Anonymous Network is a uniquely fresh album that has strong appeal and mass creativity on an underground hip hop level. Kurram is extremely talented, witty, and intelligent with word usage, and entertaining with rhyme delivery. The music throughout the album intertwines smoothly; every track flows perfectly into the next. This is an album fans need to recognize because they will not receive disappointment.
The album starts out with a track entitled “The Anonymous Intro” which is an introduction to the rest of the music on the album. Introductions are seldom impressive or needed on an album, and most times they take away from the music as fans always rather have an extra full length song. “The Anonymous Intro” is creative, and appealing, but the album would be better if it was excluded. There are a few interludes throughout the album as well, none of which stand out over a full length song. The interludes on this album are nicely put together, very appealing, and creative, but fans will also rather a full length song instead of a variety of interludes. The album has eleven (11) songs, six (6) of which are full length tracks. It’s like adding rice to a steak & lobster buffet so fans get full off the filler. The six full length songs that are offered to fans are incredible, making this an album to pick up.
The full length tracks featured on this album are strong. Kurram is witty, excellent with the delivery, entertaining with word usage, intense on the microphone, dynamic with the rhymes, strong in writing rhymes, and overall very creative in all elements. Kurram reminds fans of another popular underground artist, “Logic”, in terms of sound, and delivery. August is another artist featured on the album, and he is equally as talented. The artists gel extremely well together, seamlessly, like Method & Red blaze the mic in perfect harmony. August contributes phat cuts on the album, and contributes with some of the production. Most of the production is contributed by Kurram. The production on the album is exceptional; the beats are real hot, and very appealing.
The most notable tracks include “The Day Of Reckoning”, “This is Synergy”, and “Antibiotic”. These are very strong tracks that could easily be vinyl release singles. The least notable track on the album is “I Am?”, not because it’s a bad track, it’s a good song, but it lacks a little behind the other tracks on the album.
The album artwork is alright, good for an underground release, but it really lacks information about the artists & their music. One whole panel is dedicated to Augusts release, The Cellar EP, and Synergy’s release (Kurram & August), both of which are coming soon from Basement Troubadour. Often time’s fans want to read more about the artists and their music so hopefully on the next releases more information is made available about the artists. There was a lot of wasted space on this releases cover. Although creative, more eye candy on the cover might help the album draw more attention on a record store’s shelf. It’s about drawing attention, and moving albums because the ultimate goal is getting fans to listen to your music. Most times if fans listen, they will receive nice reward, and this is an album that delivers a fantastic reward to fans that listen.
To avoid disappointment from missing out on some great hip hop music listen to this album today. This is one of those albums you want, but might not know it yet. Great music delivered by talented, energetic, and dynamic artists that are sure to make more noise in the industry. Great rhymes, exceptional production, and dope sound quality make for a keystone addition to your hip hop collection.