Moka Only of the laughable Swollen Members has released a new solo album, Airport 6, as if he thinks he can actually rap. Cute.
Moka Only has an uphill battle to soldier through if he wants to be taken seriously as a musician. He isn’t talented, no one really knows who he is, and he is from Canada. Who does he think he is, the Barenaked Ladies? Honestly Moka, no one is interested in your hip-hopping about West Vancouver. The times of Canadian rap has come and gone; it was very short lived and for that I am forever thankful. If you were lucky enough to have been born anywhere else than Canada you have been blessed. You mercifully missed over exposure to Maestro Fresh Wes (aka Maestro), Rascalz, Choclair, and Kardinal Offishall.
Canadian hip-hop is unfortunately stuck in a time-warp where progression and original ideas are discouraged and possibly even illegal. This explains Moka Only’s tired rhymes and played out beats. Perhaps it isn’t his fault. Maybe, just maybe, he has been forbidden by the Canadian Hip-Hop Collation (not a real thing) from ever making anything better than what has already been released.
I will give Moka Only one thing. He has distanced himself from the black hole of quality music called Swollen Members. God, remember when everyone thought they were cool for wearing Red Dragon extreme sportswear because they saw the Swollen Members wear it in their low-production value music video? The worst.
As I am writing this I am also doing some research on Moka Only and his discography. It seems as though he is going for the world record of most albums released by the world’s worst hip-hop artist. Seriously, I think he has over 1,678 albums released, which makes me think his business plan is to release as many records as possible and if one song in every third record is a semi-hit he will be able to make a living and continue to rain musical blessings upon the world.
You may not be able to tell, but I am in no way endorsing this album or any other Canadian hip-hop album ever made.