|DJ ROAST 'Cuttin It Fine'|
|Written by tricksta|
|Monday, 15 February 2010 00:41|
DJ ROAST PRESENTS
I think what people love about Rago Magazine is our straight up approach to reviews. We don’t fuck about with excellent journalism techniques; we say it how it is on a level every Hip-Hop man in the world can understand. So when I say ‘this is the shit’ you know I’m not messing with you! This new twelve track album from DJ Roast is in my opinion is without a doubt the first big Hip-Hop release from the UK so far. I knew DJ Roast was a serious dude from hearing Phoenix da Icefire’s ‘Baptism Of Fire’ mixtape.
‘Cuttin It Fine’ features a bunch of my favourite MC’s this was always going to be a winner, but in all fairness I was really impressed. Nah, serious, I mean like head nodding, grab a beer and a spilff kinda way…. Yeh it’s like that! Serious music that is really diverse and original sounding, with the production really breaking boundaries and pushing things forward with new ideas. As for the tracks I knew that from an excellent intro track that DJ Roast kills the cuts on this album was going to be tight. Sometimes you can just tell!!!
Roast comes with a deep guitar led groove for Teef, Nemesis, Triggs Vega & Arrogance to drop science on for the title track. ‘2012’ is a personal favourite which sees Phoenix da Icefire go hard and drop gems a deep beat with a killer bassline and original vibe. The tracks just keep coming hard with bangers like ‘Trading Darts’ featuring Cyrus Malachi and another of my favourites ‘Ghost Town’ featuring Phoenix da Icefire and the talented Genesis Elijah.
Other tracks include ‘The Art of War’ featuring Phoenix da Icefire, the superb ‘News Flash’ featuring Teef and a brand new version of ‘Vagina Monologue’ from the Triple Darkness album entitled ‘Vagina Monologue Two’. UK Hip-Hop fans will love the fact there’s a fresh cut here too featuring Stig & Syntax entitled ‘Wasters Inc’ and with ‘Playtimes Over’ featuring Skandal, Brad Strut & Ramson Badbonez and ‘Paper Mache’ featuring Teef also included everyone’s a winner.
You need this album even if you have got to rob someone for the money. This will be an album we look back at and say ‘fuk, ‘cuttin it fine’ is a classic’. I’m saying that now and it’s not even out until March 1st 2010. This really is one the best things to come out of the UK for ages.
Review by Tricksta
|Last Updated on Sunday, 28 February 2010 21:11|