Jayess Ftg Richie Dan - Who Is It

Published Tuesday 28th July 2009
Jayess Ftg Richie Dan - Who Is It
Jayess Ftg Richie Dan - Who Is It

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 49648-14674
LABEL: Awake 1

Reviewed by Andy Cooper

The East London rapper returns with a second EP, containing three varied mixes of the title song plus two fine extras. The opener features Richie Dan, and has a ruff reggae feel to the chorus harmonies, while the lyrics preach with authenticity. Meanwhile the low bass sounds menacing and an Arabic melody meanders through the mix. The remix adds fellow Londoner Jahaziel to the crew, along with brooding synths and beats as strong as a diplodocus' tap dance. There are some exceptional one liners: "The creator of the world is my Daddy," for example. And "He took more stripes than Adidas" shows some powerful gallows humour. Shame the next track contains a couplet in rather poor taste: "He's the King of the Jews, even the Germans accept." Throughout this CD, the vocal production is top rung, with variety of style and sound and a constant feeling of passion and energetic determination. In the meantime, the lyrics provoke thought, and even Bible study! Job done.

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