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Onyx - Versus Everybody


Versus Everybody

Release date: December 09, 2022
Onyx released their ninth studio album, Onyx Versus Everybody. Almost 30 years since their debut, Onyx still have raw energy, undeniable boldness and their pulse on the culture. The 10-track LP is a cohesive body of work that is full of street tales featuring appearances by Big Twin, Ricky Bats, Harrd Luck and Termanology. If you're a diehard fan of Onyx, this is one of the group's best projects in their legendary career. According to Sticky Fingaz, the album was completed in just two weeks thanks, in part, to the group's new songwriting process. We didn't really write anything, he recalls. We wrote a little bit but you know, we got a new technique where we just vibe and get on it. We recorded everything in the Batcave. That's Fredro's studio. Fredro says their classic Last Dayz from their sophomore album, was the inspiration behind the production on their new album. 'Last Dayz' is a Hip Hop classic beat you know? It was in 8 Mile and that made it even more legendary so I wanted to get the vibe on the album, he says. I know what I know when it comes to making beats and my style never changed. That's why it sounds like 1996 because I didn't change the way I make my beats. When it comes to producing, Fredro claims to have the hardest tracks in the game and he brought that same energy to the new album. I don't get nothing from a beat machine, he added. I don't even use a hi-hat. I got my own drums. I play my own drums. My **** is dirty. I need it to be dirty. My **** is filthy. I got the nastiest, grimest, beats in Hip Hop. With their signature hardcore lyricism and gritty production, Onyx Vs Everybody makes a strong case for being named among the best albums of 2022 so far, but that isn't the recognition they seek. Onyx Vs Everybody is the hottest, grimmest, dirtiest album of the year, Sticky Fingaz boasts. I don't want the best album of the year. They can have that. This is the grimmest album of the year.
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