Levii Ru$$ell, “Mastermind”

Houston's Levii Ru$$ell reminds us of Bushwhick Bill in the most complementary manner: the rhymes. His track "Mastermind" takes us back to a nearly forgotten figure in the Houston scene who was somewhat of a Southern version of ODB.

Produced by Every (who you may recall from the group Jim Henson In The Vice Grip), Levii Ru$$ell's "Mastermind" is warped like a sprightly Animal Collecitve track rather than molasses crawl of DJ Screw tapes. Ru$$ell is unhinged on the mic with a style that's seems erratic upfront, but manages to stretch the worth of the lyrics' simplicity.