STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 44092-13620 LABEL: Otr OTRCD5127 FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1 EXTRAS: CD-Rom music video RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Tim Chappell
I strongly suggest you order the four track CD EP from the London-based hip-hop evangelists. But it comes with a health warning: Please remain calm as your hip-hop hungry fingers rip open the packaging, and try not to blow a fuse as you dance around your house throwing up shapes, as one of the most credible groups this side of the Atlantic do their thang. I guarantee that it's easier to eat a doughnut without licking your lips than to sit still as these talented believers somehow manage to smack your ears, rock your body and soothe your soul in one percussion filled, electro-laced, experience. This band not only delivers theology and testimony straight from a side of the street that most don't dare to tread, but also create solidly written and executed music that a massive section of youth around the globe can relate to. It's genuine contemporary music that stands firm in its own right, would have folks hitting the dance floor in the club, whether they recognized the message or not, and offers a fresh breeze of hope to an increasingly stagnating genre. There is also a remix version of "For The One" to look out for, which features Birmingham's Sammy G and adds fire to the original track without compromising its former integrity. And if you're the type of person that craves value for money, there's also a music ROM video thrown in for good measure, which gives a visually pleasing addition to the tracks. I thank God for these four men, who have genetic roots that span four continents and draw upon that diversity, because they have brought so much truth back to the urban genre that many critics had written off as "dirty now" due to the ever increasing gang-related lyrics and pro-violent messages that besmirch much of the mainstream's output.
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