The new Dr Octagon album Moosebumps has a few interesting ideas in it. It opens with what could only be described as monopolistic corporate capitalism though it feigns its own madness but in a way frames the madness of the situation that is proposed. There is fun to be had in the parodies that take place in context of Dr Octagon and his descriptions of the world we are living in. It is at times playful but mirrors the madness of western capitalism. It isn’t really a criticism I feel but has more of an observational tone mixed with personal issues such as the madness Dr Octagon is introduced with. This in itself is quite funny and is a hip hop staple in light of the crazy scientist who keeps inventing. Essentially though nothing has really changed except the monotony of monopolistic thinking. The whole album is a homage to the brand of hip hop presented. That in itself though only means you have made a choice to join in the fun. There is a lot of fun to be had and that is where this type of hip hop lays down a choice to be crazy and inventive. That really is the power of hip hop itself, at least that is how I feel about it. It can’t change the world through descriptions but helps broaden the creativity of observation and verbal theatre. I highly recommend it for the fun factor and I feel that two songs really tickle my fancy though I will save you from hearing any more of my opinions on this album. Have a listen.

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