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Cinquieme As ~ MC Solaar
Cinquieme As ~ MC Solaar
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Relax!!!!!!, 20 Nov 2002
This is a fantastic album, easily surpassing his 'Paradisiaque' LP. He raps with an unmatchable fluidity and diversity, and his lyrics are the most intelligent in this genre of hip hop, exceeding even the likes of the Wu-Tang clan and Rakim....even if you cannot speak French, you will be mesmerised. There are several tracks that I feel really bring out the best of his unique talents. Leve-toi-et-rap, Solaar Pleure, La belle et le Bad Boy and Si Je Meurs ce Soir really highlight the variety of music that he incorporates into his work, but for me Hasta La Vista and the symphonic version of Solaar Pleure are really what he is about. His ability to rap in various different languages is… Read more
The 18th Letter ~ Rakim
The 18th Letter ~ Rakim
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 20 Nov 2002
This is a truly fantastic album, proving that Rakim can hold his own outside his musical journey with Eric B in the late 80s and early 90s.This album tells the story of his life accutely, combining original and thought-provoking skits with compelling tracks that provide an insight into the life of one of America's most loved hip hop artists. Tracks such as 'It's been a long time', 'The Saga Begins' and 'The Mystery' excel the works of the likes of Arrested Development and De La Soul and as ever, the production on the 18th letter is water-tight, bringing back wonderful memories of tracks like ' Paid in Full' and 'Eric B is president'. Buy it!!!!!!!!!
Black on Both Sides ~ Mos Def
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy listening, 20 Nov 2002
Mos Def has once again proved that he is still one of the shining lights in hip hop. On this album, he combines his laid back rapping with all sorts of culturally diverse background beats, ranging from Indie to jazz to rock and roll (on the namesake track). Tracks that stand out in particular are 'New World Water', 'Speed Law','Love' and 'Fear not of man'. If you like the likes of MC Solaar and Rakim, I strongly suggest you buy this excellen album