If Cena is looking to get some credibility (especially with the indie music world) it would be hard to think of a better way to do it than working with the Def Jux folks. I know RJD2 and Aesop Rock have both gotten a lot of love from the critics here recently. And yeah, he held his own. He's never going to make the world forget Eminem, but if he ever raps about something other than being a wrestler he might be able to make something that fits neatly in the current scene.
I agree, I'm very impressed with what little I've heard of Cena's actual rapping. I was looking forward to his full length album being released early this year so I could hear some more of him, but unfortunately it has been pushed back to May 10th:
"The new, official, and definite album release date is now MAY 10, 2005."
Does anybody know of any other songs he appears on, besides this one, his entrance theme, and Untouchables from the latest WWE Themes CD?
When we come back, Benoit is floating in the air and glowing because he’s gone up 12 levels and his chi is, like, off the charts. Jericho, o the other hand, lays at the bottom of a crater that was once a ring.
LH: Ughn! WP: Now you will feel the might! SHARP SHOOTER ATTACK! LH: Oh no! Think, Jericho, think! WALLS OF JERICHO! WP: Blast! You have more fight in you than I’d ever imagined, Jericho! LH: Perhaps we are more evenly matched than you have thought? WP: Or perhaps I’ve yet to hit you with my most devastating attack possible?! CRIPPLER CROSSFACE!! -RAW Satire 2.7.05
The more things change, the more they stay the same. (Maybe.) 5.5 years after the Gray Album, look where DJ Dangermouse, EMI, and all the rest of us are again: You can actually listen to the album on NPR's site of all things.