A former member of Menace to Society and Smoove Villains, Big Paul E has been around the block when it comes to the hip hop scene. In ’95 he decided it was time for him to go solo and from then on out he’s been churning out rhymes including 2010’s SEEDS which will be re-released this coming year, and his current mixtape Kill the R.I.G.H.T. People. While his time spent as part of formative hip hop groups has given him the foundation to continue his career, it is the adversities that have shaped his willpower to succeed in life. He’s overcome every curve ball thrown his way.Everything from modern rap styling to all the way back to the Lollipop days are reached on Big Paul E’s mixtape of smooth cuts that never bleed. It navigates through all the eras of R&B, Motown, hip hip the way he knows how, and everyone should if you ask enough of the fan base these days. This is what they want to hear, so he’s back just in time. Menace To Society fans will be glad to hear this bunch of songs with some great guests on it. A platform for them to express themselves as well, is always a good thing, and it works perfectly fine where it is applied.
Whatever there is to be expected from such a veteran of the scene can be found here and more, but that’s not something everyone can do anymore. You have-to climb you way back up, unless of course you’re so good that the music speaks for itself. The question is, can that even be enough to deliver either way. The answer if you listen is, yes. “Bad Santa(explicit) sounds like it comes right out of the good times, but even harks back further. It’s something that can be heard on every piece on the mixtape. This is everything from hilarious to seriously grooving and back down the chain. The title track “The R.I.G.H.T. People” follows with probably the strongest message going for it, as should(being the title). It’s the most accessible track and the most enjoyable too. All the character of today is rapped about and explored on this, to get across the state off current affairs and political nightmares. The incendiary nature pays off on this without being the least bit offensive, and that’s just one aspect to it that keeps it all-the more real. It doesn’t drag on either, and that’s also a good thing.
But that’s not the only high point to be found, it’s just one of them. “Dig ABigga Ditch” is another one, and so are “Kleer – feat Erin” and “Scene Enough?” They’re all gutsy rhymes around the title track, and they play the same in any succession. It might be too hard or too soft for some, depending on how you like you hip hop, but it does cover the normal existing varieties, so it comes approved. There isn’t enough of it to go around anymore, and that can’t be denied, especially from where Big Paul E has always stood. Right here is where it can be found, and the proof lies within.