STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 49347-14629 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
This promo CD gives us 13 tracks and 13 insights into UK artist and hip-hop minister Richy D and collaborating artists, before he releases his solo album proper in early 2009. Richy D has an easy to listen to style with insights delivered clearly and creatively, as demonstrated in "Introduction" - the MC adding some interesting slurred lyrical moments. Standout tracks include "The Race" as Richy encourages us with an undulating flown and a rolling beat. "Watch Out" is also a fave as Richy ftg Kyra Rowe warns us to watch out for the enemy, the signs of the times - giving it a contemporary edge while relating us to the warnings given by Jesus. A real head-nodder and with the rapper's characteristic smooth flow. There are some more underground moment with equally profound lyrics from Cas Metah as - like Tribe Called Quest - he encourages us to "Rock Rock On". The excellent producer and MC Re:Flex adds another flava and distinctive flow in "Breathing Classes". Tia Stewart adds her bit into the mix with tracks like "Jesus Kidz". The album ends with a word from Richy and "No Title, No Hook" with all guests making an appearance. Tight project - but very much looking forward to Richy's solo album.
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