The B Stacks “Root of All Evil” Mixtape Break Down

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hip Hop Enquirer breaks down B Stacks’ Root Of All Evil mixtape, track by track

B Stacks on the set of his latest video "Something Different" Directed by Dennis Byron & B Stacks

B Stacks on the set of his latest video “Something Different” Directed by Dennis Byron & B Stacks/ Photo by: Dennis Byron

B  Stacks is shutting down the south with his ability to be one swift and keen lyricist, straight from the streets of Durham, N.C. At the age of just 22, B. Stacks brings so many stories, from a young man’s point of view, about the victories and defeats of street life. This new tape provides a rainbow of new producers, as well as singers and poets. $tack’s latest mixtape, Root Of All Evil, hosted by the legendary Don Cannon, is taking over the industry, and Hip Hop Enquirer decided to lace you with a track by track guide. Rock with is, listen to this dedicated emcee, and ride to real street music.

I’m Just Different

“I’m just different. Stack a milli pimpin. Presidential swagga b*tches, blow me like I’m Clinton.” “Don’t mix me with all these music dudes, don’t strip the character.”  Y’all have let B. Stacks in the game with an intro of pure fire. Different, is just one way to describe B. Stacks.  The production on this intro is enough to keep you seated and take in this very street lyrical tape. Don Cannon’s talk with fans on this intro is full of street quotes as well.

Hustler’s Prayer

The title is enough to let you know that this track pours out some very common street hustler’s issues with identity and faith in a higher power. Stacks went and got help from a soulful voice who goes by the name of Damaris Joi. This is undeniably a track that will make you think twice about the streets, as well as judging those who come out of them.

Y.W.R. (produced by Gotti)

“Can I get a million, without selling my soul? I’m rebellious to the system. You not tellin’ me no.”

This track right here? B. Stacks tells you straight up that he’s Young, Wild, and Reckless, but he also goes in to heavy detail on exactly why. See, a lot of people don’t understand those who came out of the street life. Y.W.R. will tell you exactly what’s going on in the mind of someone who beat the streets and lives thru the streets in his rhymes. This track goes exclusively hard. Stacks grabbed Gotti, second half of Rugotti, for this dope in-house production.

Jealousy (produced by Loso Corleone)

“Is it this money gettin’ to you? See me living lavish? Wanna take me out my palace; put me in a casket?” Enough said. You know a real street rapper will not put out a quality mixtape without giving fans some lessons about the consistency jealousy in the rap game. Uniqueness is what Stacks breathes on this mixtape, so jealousy is a given. Learn from a real artist, how to deal with the jealousy and the fakes on this track. Loso Corleone, another credible NC producer, lost his mind completely on this beat, fire.

Cold Winters (produced by Black Jeruz)

In this world that we in, it’s either death or the pen. I ain’t tryna see neither. That’s why I speak to the people. Keep it real as I can”Dodging jail time, jealous and envious friendships, while trying to be successful is the story of so many. Leave it to B. Stacks to highlight the issues so many who derive from the streets go thru, when trying to “make it”.This track was produced by one half of Rugotti, Black Jeruz, and the melodies are incredible.

“I Want It All” (featuring Sequence – produced by Black Jeruz)

What’s a hustler without any dreams? Nothing, because those don’t exist. With the help of R&B artist Sequence, B Stacks provides a smooth track that reassures fans that he’s going for the gusto. He wants it all, and with a track like this one; he’s gonna get that and more. This one is definitely a track that will have you reclining back and thinking, because we all deserve it all.

“Music, Money, Enemies” (featuring M.O.S. – produced by Sunrize)

“I’mma get this money to the end of me. Rock with real n*ccas we got chemistry”. Small circle, no newbies. That’s the motto, obviously for Mr. Stacks. He’s making music, making money, and undeniably he’s making enemies. You can’t have any amount of success without the presence of those rooting for you to fail. B Stacks was wise enough to write a song about it. You won’t regret this track.

Real Only (produced by Black Jeruz)
This is another track produced solely by the talented Black Jeruz, and this time B. Stacks is making a PSA for the fakes. He’d prefer not to be approached by anyone fake, and can you blame him? This track is full of street-life quotable bars, to live by. If you live by real principles, you’ll love this track.

On My Mind (featuring Sequence produced by Black Jeruz)

This time B. Stacks slowed down the tape just a minute to talk directly to the ladies, and this is one track you can’t front on. The vocals provided by Sequence are immaculate and the lyrics provide a totally new side of B. Stacks.

Day Off (Featuring Sarah Kaboom produced by Black Jeruz)

Thankfully, B. Stacks slowed down the tape on this track and nailed one impressing track, with the help of Sarah Kaboom. This is one of those tracks that make you appreciate good music that soothes the ear. The only thing is, B. Stacks leaves his undeniable street swagger on it.

Higher Level (produced by Gotti)

Another taste of the “finer things appreciative” B Stacks is what you’ll receive on this track. There is even a special break in the beat that allows this metaphorical blessed rapper to perform an acapella. Something you can ride to and paint visuals to the words are what “Higher Level” is.

Perspective (featuring Sarah Kaboom – produced by Black Jeruz)
This is one impeccable track, with guitars that connect well with drums, and don’t forget to add the fact that Sarah Kaboom’s vocals are remarkably heavenly to one’s ears. No question, this is probably one of the most remarkable combination tracks on #ROAE.

Can I Win (featuring Damaris Joi produced by Black Jeruz)

There is a clear explanation of the“struggle” that young black men who face street issues go through in life. With his ability to put life into his words, B Stacks gives you the perspective of many just like him. This is a track you don’t wanna miss. Damaris Joi does this beautiful thing with her voice. Hey, you just gotta check it out.

City of Med (featuring Dasan Ahanu produced by Black Jeruz)

Out of every track on this project, City of Med is the most meaningful. Dasan Ahanu provides a lecture in a poetic form throughout this entire record. You want the “truth” behind all the lies? This is the perfect track for you.

Money Over Fame (featuring King Mez – produced by Black Jeruz)

If ROAE was a street sense research project, this track would be the tape’s conclusion. Not just because it resides in last place, but because it pretty much wraps up B. Stacks

Comment below! What’s your favorite track off of this new tape?

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