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Tha God Fahim & Cookin’ Soul Release an Exciting Beginning to the “Soul Cook Saga” of the Supreme Dump Legend” series (Album Review)

Tha Dump Gawd himself Tha God Fahim from Atlanta, Georgia beginning the 2nd month of 2024 by linking up with Spanish production duo Cookin’ Soul for the 21st full-length LP in his ever-growing discography. Starting as an affiliate of Griselda Records as well as being 1/3 of the Dump Gawds alongside Mach-Hommy & Your Old Droog, we also can’t ignore the massive discography that he’s managed to build for himself, some of the standouts include Breaking Through tha Van Allen Belts & Dump Assassins. But dude has been on a CRAZY ass EP run in 2023 with the standouts being the Camoflauge Monk-produced Dark Shogunn Assassin, the Nature Sounds-backed Iron Bull & the Nicholas Craven-produced Dump Gawd: Shot Clock King 4, the Oh No-produced Berserko, Fahim’s last EP Dump Gawd: Rhyme Pays produced by Mike Shabb & even the previous album Tha Supreme Hoarder of All Pristine Wealth. So hearing that Big Size & Zock Beats would be behind the boards to begin the Soul Cook Saga of the Supreme Dump Legend series, I was certain it had to be the best body of worked they’ve ever produced for another MC.

After the intro, the first song “Blood Sport” starts things off with this cinematic boom bap instrumental likening himself & his squad to champions whereas “Get Ur Weight Up” takes a more lo-fi route working in thee kicks & snares so tha Dump Gawd speaking on some advice that was given to him. “Economics” featuring The Musalini who signed to Jamla Records last year talks about turning rhymes into heavy cash over a boom bap beat with this infectious sample, but then “Guillotine” hooking up more kicks & snares with this psychedelic backdrop flexing that he’s “Into the Dragon like Bruce Lee”.

“Shark Biting Vampires” featuring Dano makes it clear that they don’t want anyone sounding like them on top of some woodwinds & just before “Heavy” featuring Raz Fresco makes up for Dano’s guest appearance on the previous cut which might be the weakest feature on the album. Here though, Raz & Fahim discusses the heaviness of words sometimes over this spacious boom bap instrumental. “Pedal to the Floor” kinda gives me a bluesier vibe making it clear he ain’t new to this leading into the dusty “Safe Hands” looking to make other rappers look bad. The orchestral sendoff “The Way of the Samurai” lastly portrays another day in the Shogunn saga.

Breadrick Douglas is said to be have Dump Goat II], 3 more projects with Monk, 3 with Craven, another one with Cookin’ Soul presumably titled Supreme Dump Legend: Soul Cook Saga 2 & a self-produced one all coming down the pipe in the future & Supreme Dump Legend: Soul Cook Saga. Cookin’ Soul’s boom bap production is consistent top to bottom, I enjoyed nearly every feature & Fahim indeed cementing himself as the strongest performer Size & Zock have worked with on a full project to date.

Score: 9/10

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