CHRONIC REDEYE – Knowledge Is King (Kan Recordings)
DJ Chronic has really stepped up his production on this brand new album from Norwich based crew Chronic Redeye. I am absolutely loving the track ‘Rudeboy’ where we get guest MC’s Franko Fraize & Lyrical T join Redeye for a lyrical assault. The bass on this track is massive and the chopped Eastern vocal and church bells work brilliantly. Check for “Youthman” too, a deep head-nodding piano beat with Littleface supplying lush sung vocals on the hook. Other cuts worth mentioning have to be “Brain Swell” which features Wu-Tang affiliate Bronze Nazereth, the awesome Mr. Laws produced “The Last Breed” featuring Main Flow, and the super funky “Str8 Rugged”. This CD really impressed me, it’s like you almost become part of Chromic Redeye when you listen to it. I really like this crew and I really enjoy listening to this album.
Review by Phillip Gates