Mac Lethal is extremely talented, and Men Are From Mars, Pornstars Are From Earth is an exceptional release that demands attention. Music should be creative, and different, and Mac Lethal dazzles fans with some of the most creative, and different music you’ve never heard.
The album sets off with 13:00am which acts as an intro, and does not really do anything for the listener. There is no explosive value in the track; however, the beat is dope & it is creative. The first full length track is “My Favorite Screams” which is a real nice track featuring a ice cold beat laced up with some creepy screams and some of the illest vocals laid on a track. The next track is “Ike Turner Psychic Network” which is an interlude that again is creative, but it doesn’t do anything for the music, or the fans. Next up is “A Cool Breeze” featuring Approach, a magnificently refreshing track featuring a soothing beat, and some hard hitting lyrics. A real hot track that should definitely see some strong attention. The album continues with some more equally tight tracks that dazzle fans. My Angel Veronica, & Midnight In Manhattan are exceptional tracks that definitely deserve additional attention, and notation. Both of these songs have topics fans can relate to, and feel. Mac definitely say’s a lot.
Mac Lethal has an incredible talent for manufacturing songs, and exceptional delivery on the mic. Mac’s passion, and creativity are real strong points to his music. Some critics may critique some of the content of his music, as some people, especially females may find it offensive at times; however, different strokes for different folks. People shouldn’t restrict artistry, but they should rather embrace it. Music that is different should be appreciated.
Downside’s to this album are few, and far between; however, the interludes do break up the flow of the music, and fail to offer fans the same intensity that another full length song would have. Although creative, interludes have no place on an album as fans would much rather have a full length track to enjoy. Interludes should also be clearly marked on the album cover so fans know that they are not full length tracks when purchasing the album. HHI also does an excellent job at not including the artists contact information in the jacket, but does however include some additional information on Mac Lethal and his thoughts. Fans can get an additional feel for Mac Lethal from the words inside the jacket. The last downside is the number of tracks featured. There are only 14 tracks if you include the bonus tracks, and a couple of those are interludes, plus the introduction track.
The production, and beats are unbelievable. Blockhead handles the production on a couple of tracks, as does Surgeon General. Mac Lethal handles most of the production on the release. All of which combine to deliver some of the best production, and beats you will hear on one album. The sound quality of some of the tracks could be better, and enhanced. Some songs sound very “raw”, but are better quality than what you would expect on a demo. The cover art is contributed by ADI, which does a real nice job with the concept, and illustrations giving the release some eye candy on the shelf. The Design and layout of the cover was done by Noyz319.
Overall Mac Lethal is extremely talented, and this release is deserving of fans attention. The unfortunate fact is that HHI is now out of business, and fans might have a real hard time finding this gem. The music is hot, the lyrics are dynamite, and the beats are explosive. This is a strong release, don’t sleep.
01. 13:00 a.m.
02. My Favorite Screams
03. Ike Turner Psychic Network
04. A Cool Breeze (feat. Approach)
05. My Angel Veronica
06. The M.A.D.
07. My Mom Izza Thug
08. Mermaid Pornography
09. Neptune, My Sweet Neptune
10. Cyborg’s Revenge
11. Monday School
12. Midnight In Manhattan
13. … (secret track)
14. Club Bamboo