|J-Roots & Reds - Cool & Deadly EP (Review)|
|Written by tricksta|
|Wednesday, 16 November 2011 18:22|
Producer J-Roots and rapper Reds are a Norwich duo creating some nice sounds that we believe you’ll be liking. It’s that real Hip-Hop sound, you know, hard hitting snares, the odd rim shot, dark strings, haunting piano riffs as well as some bouncing banging drum patterns. Love the choice of the samples that J-Roots has picked here, and what’s more I love what he does with them even more! Definitely a producer to watch.
The good thing about EP’s I guess is that you never really get bored when listening and if the quality is there, I normally bang it twice in a row! This EP is full of highlights, and that’s the other thing I guess, consistency is something that should be honoured. There is not one bad track on this EP, ‘all killers, no fillers’ is the expression that comes to my mind. The ‘Cool & Deadly EP’ actually has more bangers than a yout on Bonfire Night.
Reds holds it up for Norwich and East Anglia, and on the track ‘EA Sh*t’ he made me chuckle a couple of times with bars such as ‘dropping more slang than a p*ssed off Jamaican/its random/where we’re from’ and ‘lets be honest/it aint that cool to be reppin Norwich/but it’s the place of birth so I’mma get it poppin’. There’s more evidence all the way through that both J-Roots & Reds are both reppin their birthplace, and repping it well. ‘Beg No Friend’ is a killer (I’m going to put that on a UK Runnings mixtape!) and so is ‘Report From The Real’ which is deeper but sick with it.
Mixed & Juggled version by Professor Breakz
Review by Tricksta
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 19:03|