Chronic Redeye first made an impact with their 2006 debut album ‘The All Or Nothing Days’ which was a well received. Then in October 2008 they unleashed their brilliant follow-up ‘Knowledge Is King’ which featured the likes of American underground stars Main Flow and Bronze Nazareth as well as UK talents such as Manage, Conman, Franko Fraize, Lyrical T and Chrome. Now the Chronic Redeye Music familia are entering 2010 with a mixed CD that is set to drag listeners into a realm where no amount of ice or big rims can save the weak from getting crushed under the weight of some real skills. The criteria for the ‘Ruffneck Intellect’ mix series is simple… it’s got to bump hard for the sound systems and it’s got to have depth and lyrical content that goes beyond the standard ignorance that gets peddled by many major labels today. This is real music, this is Hip-Hop and this is something fresh!
For the first entry into this series everyone involved has gone in hard! Covering the spectrum from big glossy productions to smoked out basement freestyles, the CD is set off by Wu Tang affiliates Dezert Eez with an exclusive banger that has to be heard to be believed. The energy levels are continued throughout the CD, with many notable surprises such as the banging collaboration between Wu Killa Bee’s Hell Razah and Timbo King and the Chronic Redeye family of Reds, Franko Fraize and Lyrical T. More exclusives keep coming, including the a killer track from Wolftown’s LATE as well as the head nodder ‘Dog or Snake’ by controversial Mohawk Gang artist Yaeo who also appears on the massive remix of the Chronic Redeye track ‘Rudeboy’ alongside Midlands rapper Conman, Streetz from Bristol and Wolftown Recordings latest signing Manny Moscow from London.
Throughout the works of Chronic Redeye Music the reggae influence has been clear and this release is no exception, with roots and dancehall flavoured tracks littered throughout the mix. One of the sickest and criminally underrated reggae vocalist in the UK right now is Deadly Hunta, who has built links with Chronic Redeye artists after performing on the same line up at shows and pops up on this CD a with a couple of killer contributions. This release also showcases the first recordings from a new alliance formed in Norwich between DPF and Reds who now go under the name ‘Soldjasoulz.’ The perfect combination of DPF’s incredible flow and delivery along with Redeye’s gritty style can be heard on ‘The Burial’ which has them killing a dancehall riddim, a firm nod in the direction these two are moving in. This really is a case of ‘More Fyah’!!!
Full CD Tracklisting…
01 – CONMAN – Intro
02 – DEZERT EEZ – The Hammer
03 – DEADLY HUNTA, REDS, DPF & LYRICAL T – Stand Up
04 – HELL RAZAH, TIMBO KING, REDS, FRANKO FRAIZE & LYRICAL T – Make It Happen
05 – DJ I.C FEAT LYRICAL T & FRANKO FRAIZE – Blood Of the Earth
06 – MOOD – Drugs War & Crime
07 – SOLDJASULZ (DPF & REDS) – All I ever wanted
08 – CONMAN – Streets Unsafe
09 – LATE – Villain Man
10 – ROOK DA RUKUS – Illuminatirulmy
11 – YAEO – Dog Or Snake
12 – MANCINI & THE CREEPERS – Big Bad World
13 – CHROME – Music To Shop To
14 – REDS – Cold World Bars
15 – DPF – Rumours Remix
16 – TOP CAT – Request The Style Dubplate
17 – DEADLY HUNTA – Yes I Will Dubplate
18 – SOLDJASULZ (DPF & REDS) – The Burial
19 – DILLIJENCE FEAT REDS – For Ya Domepiece
20 – YAEO, CONMAN, REDS, STREETZ, MANNY MOSCOW – Rudeboy Remix
21 – RANT – Klub Banger
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