K.O & OD HUNTE – Back To The Hip-Hop EP – (Southern Cuba Records)
Every so often something comes around that sits just outside the box. What I mean is a sound that can’t be really compared. It’s not your conventional jazzy ‘rucksack’ Hip-Hop, it’s not dirty bass-led Grime and it’s not on a commercial R’n’B tip. This is what breaks my artists in my opinion. Diverseness, originality, focus and above all a great sound. That’s what these guys have. Okay a lot of the UK Rap community would moan about the fact that Swiss born rapper K.O raps in a US accent, but in fairness he did live there for some time, others might say the production on this EP sounds a little dated do to its old skool feel. What I would say is stop hating and get up on some music that will make your feel good and even actually dance!
Review by Phillip Gates