HipHopDX has revived our “Lost Liner Notes” series. In the midst of a Recession, important albums are dropping every Tuesday, and budgets often force the insert pages (if they even can have physical pressings) to be “slimmer than that chick up in Calvin Klein pantses.” With important releases by Black Milk, Blu and Jedi Mind Tricks, we went ahead and sat down with the artist to give you the song-by-song insight to the album’s making, inspiration and importance.
Now we’re back.
On Tuesday, July 5, Illinois emcee Vakill will release his long-awaited Armor of God album. The Molemen emcee is widely known for his penmanship, lyricism and strong commentary on man, society and the state of Hip Hop. Who better to reintroduce the series than with an emcee that DX deeply respects and our readers are so often discussing in the comments, Twitter, Facebook and message boards.
The Lost Liner Notes To Armor of God by Vakill
Armor of God: “This was the track that set the tone for the album, other tracks were already recorded but when me and Panik heard this when Jake One sent it to us we knew this was a anchor for the joint, the trumpets sounded like God was comin through the stereo to me. It had been a while since i did a joint with scratches on the hook i felt it was time to bring that back into the fold on here and bring shit full circle to Darkest Cloud and Worst Fears Confirmed. The track gives off this “it’s useless to try and fuck wit’ us” type vibe. Like, it’s dipped in armor.”