Ears Hear Spears by Insight and Damu the Fudgemunk is what limited editions shoes are to sneaker heads – a Holy Grail. Seldom does the game produce an entire album comprised of a one producer/one mc model (one one one). And when it does, the marriage between both creates an incredible feeling. For one, the album has consistency. Second, the album is focused, and third the album serves a purpose. All of these elements combined equate to SUBSTANCE.
Any album with the aforementioned model deserves respect and admiration because Ears Hear Spears, like many before it, is the intersection of lyricism and beat-making that we’ve all been dying to hear. Who else can combine these two elements of hip-hop? Preme and Guru? Run the Jewels? Mobb Depp? Blu and Exile? There’s quite a few to name, but just think about it?
Ears Hear Spears is a Holy Grail of the one on one category.