As debut albums go, this is certainly great value for money, not just for the 35 tracks that are found on it but for the diversity of music and the who’s who of guest artists and contributors who feature here too. When left to his own devices his songs seem to tip their hats to some old school styles, such as the classic swagger found on Droppin’ The Top and the slightly brooding, lyrical salvos set to trap beats we find on Lacoste. But as always collaboration is the way forward, it allows other influences and inspirations to blossom, other sonic and social points of view to be expressed.
Aggressive featuring Ayyootayy is built upon wonderfully looping, wilfully lazy, spacious and off-kilter beats, N’less Fee brings a staccato groove to Envelope and Desperate Measures featuring Slick is driven by such an understated piece of music that it is almost a cappella in its structure, which allows all of the focus to be on the lyrics and the vocal delivery.
To come out of the blocks with such a varied and all inclusive album is a testament to KiNg EmErY’s confidence and it makes you think if he is starting his recording carrier in such style, were will he go next? There is only one way to find out…
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