|Quest Rah 'Ancient Tapes Vol. 2 - The Lost Art'|
|Written by tricksta|
|Tuesday, 06 September 2011 00:16|
Now this is me all over. Why? Because I love bubblegum free quality Hip-Hop and that my good friends is what Quest Rah is all about. The first volume of the 'Ancient Tapes’ series dropped back in 2008 which really impressed me. I like humbleness in a rapper but I also like originality too, both are served here in this superb follow-up. This is something that people feeling artists such as Lowkey, Immortal Technique, Task Force, Dead Prez and The Peoples Army will love, for those who can’t pick up on the vibe I’m trying to explain let me put it this way. Its touches of street commentary mixed up with open-minded views on life all delivered over outstanding production.
Its releases like this that reminds me why I love independent Hip-Hop music so much. Take away the big budget collaborations, production and marketing plans away from some of these so-called ‘big named rappers’ and what are you left with? Exactly! With Quest Rah it’s just all about the music. He has a real essence, a true aura that is injected into his scriptures with maximum effort. Tracks such as ‘Chasin' Shadows’ featuring The Planets really impressed me, as did tracks such as ‘Move On, Elevate’ and the Wu-Tang-esque ‘5th Element’. Fellow London emcees Phoenix Da Icefire from Triple Darkness & Phonetikz come good on the deeper string led cut ‘Opium Warz’ but what I like about this release is that it doesn’t rely on features; they just seem to turn up when needed.
I’m really into this talented rapper and really see his vision. If you’re like me and love good solid Hip-Hop then this was made for you. Quest Rah has that something special, real special. His diversity, originality, sincerity and talent is displayed brilliantly here throughout this project. If there’s one thing you do today make sure its getting your hands on this, you’ll love it just as much as me and everyone else at Rago Magazine.
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Review by Tricksta
|Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2011 00:20|