The art of bragging in Hip Hop is a time-honored tradition, one that has
been around since the culture's inception. You're doper than this dude, your
chain is bigger, your rhymes are tighter - you know the drill. Rakim
did it, B.I.G. did it, Weezy does it; damn
near every rapper brags (some better than others). It's an important tradition
- one that Seattle's Dyme Def intends to keep going on their
debut album Space Music.
Comprised of Fearce Villain, S.E.V. and Brainstorm
(the group's primary beatmaker), Dyme Def has plenty to brag
about. Their influences are clear, as "iAintNo" samples Eric B
& Rakim's "I Ain't No Joke," and "TheGameNeedsMe" samples Jay-Z's famous
line from "Izzo."
Much like the aforementioned rappers, each of the group's members has a buttery
flow, and are generally about having a good time, as is evident by
songs like "StriktlyBusiness":