Kredulous’ fourth release (his third since 2003) is by far one of the more polished independent projects we’ve heard in a while. From the brief, biographical intro to the up-tempo, club-banging “I’m Back” to the when-we-ride vibe of “That’s How We Do” (with Lloyd Daniel) to the introspective lyrics of “Raindrops” and the ode to lost love “Silent Cries” (with Chelsea Robinson), Kredulous consistently brings the heat to hip-hop fans who are in tune with the art of lyrical expression. Produced by a hodgepodge of Kredulous insiders, including Showdown, Modern, XV (Kingsmen Productions), Blown Up Records, Joey Bee and Sindustry, Kredentials offers solid instrumentals to complement Kred’s heavy baritone, creating an album worthy of multiple listens. If there’s a drawback to the disc, it’s the overuse of interludes and skits.

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