The Elements - How Many Times

Sunday 1st August 1999
The Elements - How Many Times

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

A three-track CD from the Essex hip hop crew The Elements and this is stunning, fresh stuff that sounds totally contemporary! The kickin' cut here is "How Many Times" which struts along on top of a killer understated vibe over which there's interplay between rapper and featured vocalist Lanre from Leeds-based Sons Of Light. Lanre gets down and soulful, weaving his emotional voice around the groove. Rowena Escoffrey is the featured vocalist on the other big track "Hallelujah" and then you get the atmospheric 70 seconds of  "Elementary Outro" to wrap things up. It's simple really, all you have to do is take some straight forward talent and a huge vibe and when you fuse them together, the alchemy creates The Elements.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Adrian Sinclair in London @ 19:47 on Feb 13 2013

Well I can believe this is still up on the web!
The Elements was the band I was in and wrote songs with
It was a great time and great relationship building
Thanks for your support
Da Wyze

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