DJ Maj - BoogiRoot

Published Thursday 10th November 2005
DJ Maj - BoogiRoot
DJ Maj - BoogiRoot

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13254-9986
LABEL: Gotee GTD60558
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2005-08-23
PRICE: £4.99

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Reviewed by Greg Inglis

This is the debut MC release from Louisiana-based DJ Maj following his three well received mix tapes. Across the 14 tracks there are guest appearances aplenty, most notably from the likes of Tait, LA Symphony, KJ52 and TobyMac. Standout cuts are the uplifting "Love (So Beautiful)", the rock/rap hybrid 'Can't Take It Away' and the party vibes of "Up All Nite". Trademark scratches and turntable skills are all present and correct as Maj lays down infectious beats which compliment rather than overshadow some well written rhymes. This lyrical depth is captured most vividly on the solo jam "Ballin Chains" which deals with the topic of getting rid of sin in an honest and provoking way. Overall, this is an impressive release. An album to move your feet to as well as engage your brain, a real feel good release which captures the true essence of hip-hop.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Rated R [Listen]
2. Uappeal Featuring Man Child& Special Ed [Listen]
3. Boociroot[The Ant Hem] Featuring Gabe Real Of Diverse City [Listen]
4. H. A. N. D. S Featuring Michael Tait [Listen]
5. Let's Go Featuring Shonlock&Dave -Monsta- Lynch [Listen]
6. Lil Sump Interlude Feauring Priclla Coffey [Listen]
7. Love(So Beautiful) Featuring Liguid Beats [Listen]
8. Can't Take It Away Feauring Toby Mac [Listen]
9. Soul Window Featuring Moc&Ayiesha [Listen]
10. Rhyme Pocket Interlude Featuring Verbs [Listen]
11. Up All Nite Featuring La Symphony [Listen]
12. Ballin' Chains [Listen]
13. Throough The Night Featuring Kj52 [Listen]
14. Gotta Go Now Featuring Liquid Beats [Listen]

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