Binary Star - Thumper aka The Caped Crusader aka The King James Diversion
Anyone familiar with Binary Star will know of One Be Lo and Senim Silla, the two emcees who bonded over music after serving time in prison for armed robbery.
After their release from prison, the group quickly recorded Waterworld and rereleased many of the tracks, plus some new ones, for wider distribution on the Masters of The Universe LP which is widely regarded as an underground hip hop classic. Twelve years after MOTU, the two artists finally decided to collaborate as Binary Star once again to release a self-titled EP. While it was a breath of fresh air to hear the two friends at it again, the standout track for me was the epically titled Thumper aka The Caped Crusader aka The King James Diversion, which contains raps from only One Be Lo.
Listening to just the first verse will set your mind boggling. The wealth of knowledge One Be Lo displays regarding Christianity, Hebrew and Islam is truly amazing. His wordplay and intricate double entendres reflect why One Be Lo is known as the emcee’s emcee. I guarantee after listening to this song a few dozen times, you will continue to find meaning that you missed previously.
Knew from the Genesis
I had to make an Exodus
Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Check list
You Joshua’s wanna Judge me ‘cuz I’m Ruth-less
But Uncle Sam-u-El, he strategize his movements
Two Kings is Drama so, I spit Chronicle Chronicle
Ezra never mind a Nehemiah when I write it tho
Verse 1 from the first song Lo and I worked on. Coming soon.. Coming real soon.