selected REVIEWS

Cool Calm Pete
Cool Calm Pete Lost Def Jux • 2005

Since his group Babbletron is on a (short) hiatus, Cool Calm Pete ought the time ready for a solo project. And hell, time was ready! The Korean-born Queens representative managed to put together a fresh album with creative productions, lazy raps and a healthy dose of cynicism.

POSTED 04|01|2006
Cooly Live
Cooly Live Livewire RCA BMG • 1992

Cooly is a rapper with lots of talent who made a damn fine album but he never made it to a second one, unfortunately! The vinyl copy goes with a black sleeve, the pic shown here is the CD cover.

POSTED 10|16|2004
Count Bass D
Count Bass D Some Music Part 2 Domination • 2004

It’s great to see that the super producer is givin us a piece of his musical preferences on this mix CD. It’s a great blend of old school tracks, soul, remixes, instrumentals and a new song.

POSTED 12|20|2004
Count Bass D
Count Bass D BegBorrowSteel CountBassD.com • 2003

The whole EP is a short, but delicious piece of contemporary hiphop music, leaving us eagerly awaiting for the next Count Bass D full LP. Class. Watch out for official Japanese and European releases of this EP in the near future!

POSTED 04|15|2004
Count Bass D
Count Bass D Act Your Waist Size Fat Beats • 2006

Takin hip-hop one step further, 'Act Your Waist Size' is again a proof of Count Bass D’s musical insight, craftsmanship and eager to take hip-hop to places it has never been before.

POSTED 10|11|2006
Cunninlynguists
Cunninlynguists Oneirology QN5 • 2011

Life is just a dream and this is just a record. But damn, what a joyous experience.

POSTED 03|26|2011
Curly Castro
Curly Castro FIDEL Man Bites Dog • 2013

The spikey metaphor in 'Colored Water Fountain' – striking symbol of racial segregation- puts politicians in the dock, while the poignant autobiographical stories in 'Coal' and 'Winter Eve 87' are highlights that underline Castro's creativity and concern.

POSTED 03|18|2013
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