Released: Aug 2009
Label: eOne Music
Despite the relative accessibility and popularity of "Ice Cream Paint Job," Dorrough's debut isn't pop music. The whining organs and shouted machismo are the modern equivalent of blues music: unfiltered and unrefined; Dorrough flosses like Robert Johnson. Though Dorrough is from Dallas, his music bears the watermarks of H-Town rap -- the chopped choruses, repeated phrases and slurred raps. Nobody is going to mistake this for Ridin' Dirty, but it still bangs.