Lil Ugly Mane's next album Prelude to Panopticon/Exit To Euphoria (Patriotic Dryheave) might be Shawn Kemp's last under the moniker. It might explain why “On Doing An Evil Deed Blues” feels like his swan song, a goodbye letter to hip-hop left on the dresser, near all the tapes and CDs that inspired him. We're taken on his journey from reciting Raekwon verses in the mirror and practicing holding the mic to the pressure from interested labels and his rappers who work for an industry rather than themselves. “Evil Deed” shows us the man behind the murdering, Memphis-indebted devil, a guy who would rather not rap at all than turn his tremendous skills into a career he couldn't control.
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