The strength of this debut lies in its scope. Rather than focusing on any one side of an issue, Ripshop creates a more realistic presentation by objectively looking at a topic from multiple angles. If there is one track that will grip you, it is “Change”. “Change” isn’t a song lambasting religion but those who use religion as a disguise for actions that have nothing to do with God.
Ripshop pleads, “I read the shouts on these MCs’ albums; They thank God first, and then you hear the glocc burst” “I ain’t criticizing anyone’s faith, just lack of action and mad lip service[…]I ain’t sh*ttin’ on faith, I am sh*ttin’ on sh*t that ain’t got nothing to do with God.” The concept behind this song can be used as a template to understand Ripshop’s approach. Pointing out the hypocrisy that exists between what people say and the actions they commit could very well be the reason this Boston MC titled his project Playtimes Over. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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