Love & Hate (2003) The latest solo disc from Aceyalone, a founding member of L.A.'s formative alt-rap crew Freestyle Fellowship, voices the kind of boastful violence that sent heads… 2003-06-03 Aceyalone
Music Review

Love & Hate (2003)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Jun 03, 2003; Lead Performance: Aceyalone

The latest solo disc from Aceyalone, a founding member of L.A.'s formative alt-rap crew Freestyle Fellowship, voices the kind of boastful violence that sent heads looking for alternatives in the first place. The beats--never a selling point for Acey's albums--don't have the verve to lift leaden lines like "Don't get dumb in the house/ 'Cause who wants a gun in their mouth." Tracks with El-P and Anti-Pop Consortium's Sayyid and Priest stand out, but Acey alone rates only about a C.

Originally posted May 23, 2003 Published in issue #714 Jun 13, 2003 Order article reprints