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Review Vice Gripp The Bear Jew Lives

Posted by Underground On Top on June 18, 2013 at 12:15 PM

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The Bear Jew Lives ended up being better than expected when our team here at UOT had a listen. A real message at every turn helped this one to earn The Golden Mic from Underground On Top. The strong lyrical abilities and realness of Vice Gripp make this one a must listen from beginning to end. All topics are touched upon from religion, to culture, to warfare, a truly complete piece of work.

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Production was on point leaving us wanting more at times with a mixture of different sounds and beats. Mixing and mastering were well done also making this one easy to turn up. be on the look out for Vice Gripp and follow the links below to get your hard copy or digital copy.

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Label: Independent

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Release Date: 2013

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Number Of Tracks: 12

 

 

 

 

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1. Birth Right

 

 

Content/Hook - 8/10

 

 

 

Lyrical Genius - 9/10

 

 

 

Flow/Delivery - 9/10

 

 

 

Production- 8/10

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS

We start our review out with "Birth Right" , Vice Gripp comes out spitting from the start with a hard hitting beat allowing Vice Gripp to show off that he has the lyrical abilities as he honors the rights of himself and his people. Solid start to a good album.

 

 

 

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2. Savior Self

 

 

 

Content/Hook - 8/10

 

 

 

Lyrical Genius - 9/10

 

 

 

Flow/Delivery - 10/10

 

 

 

Production- 9/10

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS

"Savior Self" brings out the raw realness of hip hop. Strong flow and outstanding production has this one scoring high with UOT. A solid delivery makes it even better. A unique use of production without over doing the hype. Vice Gripp keeps it 100 with a strong message and great hook. Learn a thing or two from this one.

 

 

 

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3. This Is Ya Brain On Drugs

 

 

 

Content/Hook - 8/10

 

 

 

Lyrical Genius - 8/10

 

 

 

 

Flow/Delivery - 8/10

 

 

 

 

Production - 9/10

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

All around solid track that, at times, lagged the energy we hoped for but was easily made up by the clever word play and a strong flow. "This Is Ya Brain On Drugs" none the less is a must listen and well rounded track. A fun track that the stoners will easily relate too.

 

 

 

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4. Act of War

 

 

 

Content/Hook - 9/10

 

 

 

Lyrical Genius - 10/10

 

 

 

Flow/Delivery - 10/10

 

 

 

 

Production - 8/10

 

 

 

 

Comments

A real message mixed with a delivery that in-tunes your brain has earned "Act of War" a solid rating from UOT. A track that Vice Gripp made to honor his friend who lost his life in the war. "Act of War" is also one for any veteran to listen too and really connect with. Vice Gripp did a great job selling the track so that the listener can get in touch with their emotions due to an emotional track.

 

 

 

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5. The Zombie Apocalypse

 

 

Content/Hook - 8/10

 

 

 

Lyrical Genius - 8/10

 

 

 

Flow/Delivery - 8/10

 

 

 

Production - 10/10

 

 

 

 

Comments

Good choice in beat selection with hook. It is personally one of the favorites of UOT, everything flowed together so nicely. "The Zombie Apocalypse" really picks up in the second verse which we agree, is the best verse on The Bear Jew Lives.

 

 

 

 

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6. Kill My Dreams

 

 

 

Content/Hook - 10/10

 

 

 

Lyrical Genius - 9/10

 

 

 

 

Flow/Delivery - 9/10

 

 

 

Production - 9/10

 

 

 

 

Comments

Over the top metaphors got us vibing to "Kill My Dreams". Clever word play and an on point production scheme, Vice Gripp rips through the beat with a solid flow. Never give up on your dreams and keep pushing forward, use "Kill My Dream" as motivation. "Hip Hop raised me, now its going to pay me"

 

 

 

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7. Live By the Gun, Die By the Gun

 

 

 

Content/Hook - 8/10

 

 

 

Lyrical Genius - 8/10

 

 

 

 

Flow/Delivery - 9/10

 

 

 

 

Production - 9/10

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Hip Hop at its finest, "Live By the Gun, Die By the Gun" brings you realness and a vibe that rap has been lacking recently. A solid track with the lyricism skills of Vice Gripp being shown off once again. "Live By the Gun, Die By the Gun" brings us some what of a new generation of gangsta rap that has truly been missing since the late 90s. Great listen, one that can be interpreted by the street kids and also the soldiers over seas fighting.

 

 

 

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8. My Creator

 

 

 

Content/Hook - 10/10

 

 

 

Lyrical Genius - 9/10

 

 

 

Flow/Delivery - 8/10

 

 

 

 

Production - 10/10

 

 

 

 

Comments

"My Creator" is a solid all the way through, slow and exciting. After the beat drops the lyrical content kicks in mixed with a good flow and delivery that almost landed this one a near perfect rating. A catchy hook will quickly have you nodding a long as you learn a thing or two about religion. Vice Gripp gives you his, well thought out, perspective on religion.

 

 

 

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9. 9 Nickel 4

 

 

 

Content/Hook - 10/10

 

 

 

Lyrical Genius - 9/10

 

 

 

Flow/Delivery - 8/10

 

 

 

Production - 9/10

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Solid track with outstanding production, "9 Nickel 4" is one that really one us over. Lyrically talented and diversity at its best. Vice Gripp spits the truth and leaves you feeling raw emotions. Hit repeat on this one a couple times and rep where you come from! A feel good track if anything.

 

 

 

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10. Pushing All My Buttons

 

 

Content/Hook - 10/10

 

 

 

Lyrical Genius - 8/10

 

 

 

 

 

Flow/Delivery - 8/10

 

 

 

 

Production - 10/10

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

"Pushing All My Buttons" is an all around great track. Love the energy, lyrical flow, and a very smart message (as always) that only made this track that much stronger. Vice Gripp is one to watch for. We all have those people in life that push on our buttons and most will be able to relate to this one.

 

 

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11. True Story

 

 

 

 

Content/Hook - 8/10

 

 

 

 

Lyrical Genius - 8/10

 

 

 

 

Flow/Delivery - 8/10

 

 

 

 

Production - 8/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

"True Story" is as unique listen which gives us and old school vibe. A solid flow with its content, "True Story" is well put together with a good first verse to help it along. All album long we have been praising Vice Gripp for his truth to himself and the way he is rapping about real life. It was only a matter of time before a track called "True Story" came about.

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12. Adapt / Evolve

 

 

 

 

Content/Hook - 8/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyrical Genius - 9/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flow/Delivery - 9/10

 

 

 

 

Production - 10/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

"Adapt / Evolve" ends The Bear Jew Lives on a solid note as he uses his clever abilities and talents to turn this Outro track into an important demand, simply evolve and grow as a human race. We can only hope that we hear more of Vice Gripp in the future. We have a feeling that he is not slowing down anytime soon. Follow the links below to check him out for yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

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Buy Now: http://www.vicegripp.bigcartel.com/

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Website: http://vicegripp.com/

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Like Via FB: https://www.facebook.com/ViceGripp

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Like Via Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicegripp

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