Birmingham hip-hop

trio K.L.U.B. Monsta

have been

teasing this LP

all year long and it's

finally here:

When Gawd Ready.

Their twelve song

album is raw

and thumping,

it's a lyrically

dense assembly

of hypnotic tracks.

Front to back,

this is pre-meditated

and tactful,

leaving no open

ends. Because of

this, every song

has its own original

artwork. Because of

this, the art is compiled

into a zine. Because

of this, multiple videos

come along

for the ride.

Can we talk about

the song “Mugshots?”

What a bar-heavy

slapper of a track.

When Gawd Ready,

the whole album,