Verbals by A to the L
Black Sheep – RedLightGreenLight (Antra)
Black Sheep are back, and suddenly everything seems right with the world again. Although Dres dropped a solo joint in 1999, ‘RedLightGreenLight’ is the first outing on wax of Dres and Lawnge as a duo since 94’s “Non Fiction” album. Despite the 8 year absence, this sounds like they’ve never been away – ‘RLGL’ is a mid tempo headnodder with a pulsing bassline and a catchy chorus, that no doubt will start to pop up on mixtapes everywhere. I’m more impressed with the other cuts on here however – the swirling ‘This Is How We Do’, and the incredibly bouncy ‘Havin’ Fun Wit It!’ are both highly enjoyable reintroductions to the Black Sheep sound. U CAN get with this.
RATING: 7.5 / 10
Seks – Too Many Girls (Team Music)
This debut release from Far Rockaway, Queens resident Seks is produced by Funky DL, and once again the UK producer of the moment has come through with a supremely jazzy cut which compliments Seks’ style perfectly. Seks is no slouch on the mic either, as he spits a tongue-in-cheek ode to the opposite sex. The flipside, ‘Live As It Gets’, is a much harder sound. Produced by UK ex-pat, Parris, this has a grand, cinematic feel to it, remiscient of “Cuban Linx”. It also features the skills of Seks’ sister, Moe Betta, who comes off as a Lil Kim with skills. This has me fiending for an album. Hit up my man Midas for more info here.
RATING: 8 / 10