Ill Harmonics - Take Two

Tuesday 16th July 2002
Ill Harmonics - Take Two
Ill Harmonics - Take Two

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
RELEASE DATE: 2002-04-19
RRP: £14.67

Reviewed by Howard McCalla

They say never judge a book by its cover, and if you've ever had first hand experience of this you'll understand why after listening to these guys. Ill Harmonics, the duo of Playdough and Black Knight, rhyme in what is clearly a natural environment for them. They appear to have an innate ability to flow with their catchy lyrics and bouncy vamps. "Destiny" is one of my favourite tracks, just for the flow. Direct and on-key. "Mr Chris T. Ian" is without doubt a wake up call. What is interesting from my listening is the acoustic feel they have given to their hip hop sound. In fact they've added a live instrument sound to their production which may sound fairly simple but has certainly given this album a different edge. You're probably thinking that I liked the album, and overall you'd be right. To be truthful I had to listen to it a few times but I was soon feeling it. As I said, never judge a book by its cover, and this certainly applies with these guys. Go on - give it a listen!

Howard McCalla is a freelance radio presenter and leads worship in his local church. He is a prominent Gospel DJ in the UK and is passionate about gospel music.

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1. Take Two (Call Me In The Morning) [Listen]

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