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5.0 out of 5 stars
UK Hip Hop at its best, 28 Oct. 2003
Coming in at a slender, listenable 45 minutes, Music for the Mature B-Boy is an amazing collection of old school funky hip hop songs.
The MC who gets the most of a work out is an MC called Abdominal, who guests on three out of the ten songs - ten not including the obligatory hip hop intro.
Abdominal (who I'd never heard of) is an amazing MC who reminds me of the Day-Glo MCs of the late 80's and early 90's, dropping light-hearted, lucid rhymes.
Akil and Chali 2na from Jurassic 5 also get a workout on the album's single We Know Something You Don't Know; another excellent little song, but that's hardly surprising given the guest vocalists.
Fatski guests on the song B-Boy Code Part. 2 a song that starts with his vocals and some scratched beats before kicking into a gem of a bassline. I'd never heard of Fatski before; he's a great MC but not as charismatic as Abdominal or the Jurassic 5 cats.
The other guest on the album is Aspects, another guy that I'd never heard of (I think I'm losing my touch because this whole CD came out of left field), but one that I'm going to keep an eye out for.
The rest of the songs are instrumentals, four in total; these are all amazing. Two of the instrumentals are up-tempo little numbers, and the other two are down-tempo.
Going with the main feel of the album, the instrumental tracks are situated comfortably in the realm of funk. Of the four songs the slower ones are the best, relying not only on energy to get by, but rather on amazingly crafted break beats and cool basslines.
This is album is amazing and would i recomned it to anyone in to hip hop, Buy It Now!!!!