I'd just seen UGLY DUCKLING make a rare public appearance at a sugar bear night in blackpool, and they blew me away with their stage show, so much that I had to purchase this album.
I DID IT LIKE THIS is a real pleaser containing a sample of Beastie Boys "Paul Revere" and has a catchy hook to get your head bobbing. THE PIKE is a funky little number, and I can't really find fault with any of the tracks on the album - just like their counterparts Jurassic 5 they have quality control.
In a nutshell, the album combines rap, funk, jazz, lazy beats and summerey melodies that are essential for chilling to on the beach, or lazing in your crib. If you like De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Jurassic 5 and the ilk, but you want your beats fresher and funkier on an underground tip then purchase this album - it is essential, UGLY DUCKLING are one of the most underrated groups around. Ignorance is no excuse - go buy, you will not be disappointed.