LZ7 - Ruckus

Published Wednesday 1st February 2006
LZ7 - Ruckus
LZ7 - Ruckus

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13943-10833
RELEASE DATE: 2005-12-31
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

From his days with The Tribe, Lindz West has had a passion to see young people in Manchester and the UK impacted relevantly with the Gospel. 'Ruckus' is LZ7's first album - a fusion of hip-hop, UK grime and the occasional blast of heavy rock, with vocals addressing hard-hitting issues. More explicitly, think influences of The Tribe, TobyMac, thebandwithnoname, Linkin Park. Without doubt this will appeal to many young people across and beyond the urban scene. The hot production must be given a mention too, props to all the producers. Getting into the album we have tracks such as "Start Something" (in which Lindz displays his lyrical agility) and "Worldwide" which bring a rock-rap vibe. "Why" reminds me a little of TobyMac. "Cross I Carry" is a standout collabo with BlushUK, which builds up from the ethereal to the heavy. There's more of a UK garage/hip-hop feel to tracks like "Get Out Ya Seat" and "Come Around". Awesome down tempo hip-hop track, in "Colour" with Asian rapper Myles Dhillon, confronting racism. "Break The Beat" reminds a little of the Tribe's "Take Back The Beat". Greenjade guest on "Head Back" about regaining control of your head, asking, "Where's your head at." As LZ7 tours schools and youth offender institutions, the Gospel message will go out relevantly with quality and clarity.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Rach in Somerset @ 13:44 on Aug 22 2009

They were AMAZING at SOUL SURVIVOR!!!!!!!


Posted by jamie-leigh Godfrey in manchester @ 14:17 on Nov 5 2008

hi LZ7 this is a gal from cedar mount high i jus wanned 2 say hi and have fun at the gig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by Luc33..Xx in WiGan (fRoM Th3 D3An3Ry) @ 16:11 on Jul 15 2008

omg.... soooooooo hot and the singin is wiked.... i was sweatin buckets lol jumpin arowwnd!! ii cant wait 4 hope unleash3d...deffo gonna b ther!!! x luv u LZ7

Posted by peter in in nottingham @ 09:29 on Jun 30 2008

LZ7 is massive the track u did wiv blush was ghd got ur cd i also like colourdont change a man

Posted by marie in bolton @ 16:00 on Apr 22 2008

hyaa uve recently bin 2 ma skool ( st james CE) in my R.E class & got me up in front of all the class eatin black custard & fruit salad..well just thought id sey i enjoy ur music very muchh & would love to hear more so thts y im gna buy ur album haha lvya lots x also linz is vry vry cute xx

Posted by megan in bolly @ 20:26 on Mar 12 2008

hiya lindz luv you so much hope you cum back to tythering high luv you 2 jabz luv to got your cd
i never thourght that you was married.
Your band rock jabz
luv you at macc les on the 1st feb
luv to meet up with u
luv megz 1 of your biggest fan

Posted by Aaron Mahy in Guernsey @ 12:46 on Jan 8 2008

the new lz7 album was fantastic i loved it, it sounds crazy as it is but to the song worldwide on the disc i got so into it i made a dance all the way through, when i met lz7 at newday 2007 my life completely changed they were great. at the end of their performance they were selling cd's i had to buy 2 dics, i had to buy my mate one.

Posted by clo in E sussex @ 12:32 on Aug 20 2007

this band played soooo goood at soul survivor in shepton mallet last weel i luvd dem !!!!

Posted by Robyn - Elizabeth in Cheshire @ 22:32 on Apr 23 2007

LZ7 are mint ... they came r skwl yesterday ... and are playin at smifs on saturday ... am well guna b there the amazing .... and the man wiv blonde air is fitttt :D you was amazing and the man doing the flips is sik e did a back flip off marks back sik guy .... anyway tatty byeeee

Posted by becca in sheffield @ 11:25 on Feb 11 2007

well.....i have meet them they came 2 my scool :)

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