Ill Harmonics - Monkey Business

Wednesday 1st December 2004
Ill Harmonics - Monkey Business
Ill Harmonics - Monkey Business

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11122-10068
LABEL: Infuse 822567010229
FORMAT: CD Album
RRP: £14.99


Reviewed by David Bain

Playdough, Tony Gib and Blake Knight, with contributions from Roy Mitchell, make up this rapidly-becoming-popular group.  With previous appearances on DJ Maj and Uprok compilations, these chaps keep rolling off superb lyrics, infused with the best of beats and warmest of sounds.  The tunes are so catchy, it's ridiculous.  Right from the amusing opening "Everybody Up" to the politically charged title track through to the darker tones of "Trendsetter", this album just keeps getting better.  Each track is a gem.  And even better the message is clear, relevant and accessible to the listener.  I'm probably preaching to the converted about this group, but if you've yet to discover Ill Harmonics - then you cannot go wrong by picking up this well-crafted release.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Everybody Up [Listen]
2. Banana Republic [Listen]
3. Bows & Fists [Listen]
4. Illustrious [Listen]
5. Monkey Business [Listen]
6. Unique [Listen]
7. Mucho! [Listen]
8. Soul Needs [Listen]
9. Few Do [Listen]
10. Contagious [Listen]
11. Trendsetter [Listen]
12. Quit My Job [Listen]
13. Cover Charge (f. Sivion) [Listen]

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