Unfortunately lacking a strong push from its label, Guilty Simpson's Detroit's Son LP is heading for cult status.
The MC is no frills, maybe that's why he's not quite the lighting rod for attention in today's environment. Mr. Simpson crafts his verses like the world-famous Segovia aqueduct in Spain -- an edifice that transported water to villagers for years but was constructed with the simplest materials and purest human innovation.
Like the seemingly bare-boned aqueduct, Simpson's verses might sound basic to the untrained ear. Powerful bars are spat humbly, neck to neck with other equally jarring or deft literary constructions. He's not concerned with the glory, just in getting water to the thirsty villagers, who don't appreciate the cold stone that gave them life.