It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a piece on the always innovative and tantalizing Napoleon Da Legend. I haven’t really been listening to much hip-hop lately and have been falling deeper in love with house and soul. I haven’t been in the mind set to recite lyrics and learn what’s hot and not in the mainstream. My music taste seems to always change like my favorite cereal, few months ago I was on a Frosted Flakes kick and now I’m a die hard Coco Puffs fanatic. Every now and then I take breaks from a wide variety of things in life. But while some people I know are taking breaks from Facebook, I’m taking a sabbatical from hip-hop.
But even in the midst of my musical journey and my sabbatical from hip-hop, I still cling to the lyrics of Napoleon Da Legend.His lyrical skills and his mindset in the industry can’t be touched…he is a professional on the mic. When most rappers only devote time to pumping out mixtapes and albums, NDL pledges himself to sculpting his rap image, working on new music, networking with a diverse audience, and working closely with the infamous Crazy Al Cayne.
I was first introduced to Crazy Al Cayne a few years ago while browsing Youtube. His comedy spoofs on some classic songs and other hilarious raunchy situations had me at hello. Yet, Crazy Al Cayne is more than just a hilarious guy who does comedy spoofs. Making beats, riding BMX, rapping, directing music videos, films, writing, and numerous other urban related hobbies are just a glimpse into the works of Crazy Al Cayne. Aside from acting in his parody videos, he directs, edits, and produces Crazy Al Cayne TV, also known as CAC-TV, which has become one of the most popular web shows thanks to it’s versatility. If you don’t believe me yourself, then check out his website. But be sure to amp up for hours of browsing his site, because his urban alternative lifestyle video magazine will lure you in. http://www.cac-tv.com/
Now that you have an idea of who Crazy Al Cayne is, you may be asking yourself…so how does Napoleon Da Legend fit into this equation? Well our beloved NDL is currently working on an upcoming mixtape and collaborating with Crazy Al Cayne on some of the beats. The collaboration between CAC and NDL is artistically impeccable. The mixtape is bound to be a hit on the streets and the airwaves, but also a hit in the heart of the true hip-hop lovers.
For all those hip-hop lovers out there and Napoleon Da Legend fans, if you can’t wait for the mixtape then pleasure your ears with the legendary lyrics of Napoleon Da Legend and a old school 90s beat from Crazy Al Cayne. The joint effort on the song “Pen and Pad” is one that exemplifies a classic and laid-back feel that will leave the devote hip-hop soul craving more.