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The Raid 2
The Raid 2
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brutalis, 4 Oct. 2014
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This review is from: The Raid 2 (Amazon Video)
Edge of seat set pieces and a great story line of honour and familial betrayal. Did Eka die? The kitchen fight scene with the karambit knives? I had to sit forward for that, never seen a fight sequence so gracefully choreographed, even the good manners stances before it started impressed me.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wizboyy abia kwa ozo!, 15 July 2012
This review is from: Infinity (MP3 Download)
Wizboyy brings a new and updated high life freshness missing from the Nigerian Music scene. With artists like Flavour Nabania he represents a return to all that made Igbo music great. Standout tune is title track Infinity and Slim Brown makes a star appearance on the track. Perhaps a combo album between the two? that would be something

The Mengi Bus Mixtape
The Mengi Bus Mixtape

5.0 out of 5 stars get on the bus!!!, 16 Aug. 2008
This review is from: The Mengi Bus Mixtape (Audio CD)
very impressive mixtape. given the work Jehst has put into the UK Hip-Hop scene you'll expect this to be an affair by numbers. but no. the boy is very hungry!!! raw lyrics. remix tracks laid next to the originals. dope beats. I was impressed on first listen and have kept ish on rewind for the last three weeks. If you've never heard of the Jehst and the likes of DJ IQ, Kashmere and other artists featured on the mixtape then this is good place to start.

my top track? Souls Of The Unborn Re-Spit (Kashmere Feat Jehst)

"let us pray for the souls of the unborn/roadkill/caught in the headlight of the juggernaught"

Can't wait for his next album.

Median's Relief
Median's Relief
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5.0 out of 5 stars rhyme animal, 6 July 2008
This review is from: Median's Relief (Audio CD)
Median has to be one of the dopest cats out of North Carolina's "Justus League" crew. Jeez what an album! Favourites are impossible to pick, from the narrative driven "Brenda's Baby" to the very clever "Personified". Median has a way with words that engage the mental and make you want to dance at the same time

The soulful production from 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Nicolay etc really does this album justice and I'm suprised at how low profile it is. This is a classic and I don't say this likely. Time shall judge it.

The Show
The Show
Price: £18.92

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To the last reviewer - whateva man!, 6 July 2008
This review is from: The Show (Audio CD)
I like to say each one to his own about music, the economy, life, whatever, But the last reviewer took this one outside. So what exactly makes this album very forgettable? The Nicolay produced "EMC (What It Stands For)"?, "Don't Give Up On Us"? And you say to us readers "Please keep in mind i am usually in to my UK hiphop"? and the point is? so what, we supposed to forgive you for an extremely weak review?

mate step you game up or don't bother reviewing ish - your review is meaningless.

So my two sense on the album. The production works very well with the lyrical interchange between the four dope boys - stricklin is a revelation (check aforementioned "What it stand for", "Git Sum" and "Who we be"). The skits got to be the funniest in a minute and gives the album a tight cohesion. Yes a few listens end-to-end will probably be all (before you IPOD shuffle ish) but definitely worthwhile in De La fashion. The "Angry Merch Guy" kills it.

Nice to see Masta Ace still holding it down with that "pump it in your jeep" swagger and cant wait for EMC to come around in '08.

Cop two, leave one wrapped in plastic


Ear Drum
Ear Drum

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eargasm, 15 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Ear Drum (Audio CD)
Talib's hit his stride in the game and this is definitely his most complete work since "Quality" (you could argue "Train of Thought"). Every track bangs benzi! For the first time in a while I've had a album on repeat and even then i keep hitting rewind on certain songs. "Soon The New Day" has that Joss Stone hook that makes you wanna close your eyes and reminisce about simpler times. But it's not all about the chorus and layered soul. Talib spits pure butane "NY Weather Report" and "Perfect Beat". battling roots. statement of intent.

The infusion of soul on every song is heartfelt and gives this joint a cohesive feel. you can feel Talib's hunger.

One for the inner Ear. Drum.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The City Of Wind, 23 Jun. 2005
This review is from: Be (Audio CD)
Yikes! I was planing on ignoring this album. At my own peril. Just gave it a spin an hour ago and the first thing that hits you is the soul. a lot of it. The songs have inspired hooks. and killer openers. the spittery, from the song They Say, "I'm the thin line between love and hatred" shows this wordsmith is not ready to hang no boots. Common's been in the lab with the boy wonder that is Kanye West cooking marvellous beats and sound schemes. see a lot of hiphop experiences are pedestrian and add no real value. This has 100% replay value.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hiphop so positive (not conscious), 7 Jun. 2005
This review is from: G.C.S.E. (Audio CD)
Most albums have the obligatory positive/conscious hiphop along the lines of "keep your head up" type of songs. most times given the rest of the album contents they don't come across as heartfelt. This song "GCSE" lays waste to that notion as for once a song is relevant and very dope. not a common thing.
Twang doesnt preach on this but tells the youth some home truths about using protection and practicing safe sex. with the aid of his rhyme partner they run their lyrics over a very funky sound that lets you nod your head and listen to a heartfelt message. In no time you'll find yourself singing that chorus over and over.
two thumbs up (or you could say five mics)

Price: £11.22

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars astro black, 28 Feb. 2005
This review is from: Unseen (Audio CD)
Not sure why previous reviewers held back the stars on this. this joint is really different. I only discovered Lord Quas 3 years ago and at first I thought it was eminem mucking about lol. nevermind. The sampling used on "Come on feet" alone tells you what a gem this is. The quirky breaks (and breaks in some of the songs for some random banter) work very well.
I've not heard anything so cool since De La's "3 feet...". In this blinged out era it's very refreshing to find a hip hop album that doesnt patronise the listener. keep it unseen please.

Reflection Eternal [Train Of Thought]
Reflection Eternal [Train Of Thought]
Price: £8.48

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreams of an African sky, 13 May 2004
this album evokes warm memories. the summer of 2002. I was travelling around Morocco. One rainy night on the road I popped in a tape a friend had made for me and pressed play. The track "Africa Dream" came on. I was blown away. I had honestly never heard a hiphop track produced/sound like that. There and then I understood the feeling Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek were trying to evoke. I hit the RW<<DD button like 8 straight times. even the hiphop rusties i was travelling with got caught up. that night they experienced another side of hiphop they never knew existed. suffice to say I had to leave the tape behind. best holiday i'd ever had.
Got back to London a started digging completely for anything these guys had recorded. The few times I have reached this level of listening pleasure have been listening to the tribe's midnight marauder album, the illmatic joint, outkast's aquemini,... *sigh* why cant most hiphop be like this.
talib you've still got it in you to drop another

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