Michael “Kaps” Kaplan’s album KAP Supreme is “easy listening but hard grasping.” The beats are straightforward and come through your speakers with a smooth, even quality.  Kaps is all about the rhyme and uses the beat solely to keep time, which is why the tracks all seem to sound similar. Kaps is a skilled rapper and his words are gripping. We Don’t Trip is clever and bluntly describes the stereotypical, inebriated party-girl. I Love You, But… is witty and will probably get a laugh or two out from you. Part of Kaps’s charm is his candid and imaginative language. Instead of cursing every other breath, he picks up his thesaurus to find another word. The verses of this album are original, but you really have to love rap to listen to the same beat 14 times.

Published in Volume 65, Number 11 of The Uniter (November 11, 2010)

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