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Reflectionz U Knighted – No Good Advice (Album) [Review]

Victoria, BC – Victoria’s Reflectionz U Knighted has dropped another full length – No Good Advice – and he knocked it right outta the park.

Reflectionz has a subtle attack – less is more – but brings the attitude of a weathered veteran, spitting a chill slow flow with measured ease. The man kills bars on beats effortlessly. Beats provided by Aleph 1ne – who produced the whole album – range from stripped down raw and real (check “Tough Love” and “Raw Deal”)  to funk and jazz styles like it’s title track “No Good Advice”. “Bedrock” is a gem. Simplicity can be a beautiful thing – a sick drum beat, dope bass-line, a quality mic and an emcee who knows how to handle all three of those things is key. In an era of over-production, or equally simple but flat and boring un-funky club tracks, an ill song like “Bedrock” is a breath of fresh air. Reflectionz brings the fam out – Lesk One, Emotionz, E.D.G.E., Moka Only, Ishkan – making the 19 song LP a full balanced listen. And new comer Ashleigh Eymann laces “Bedrock” and “Open Doors” with a snappy, feisty singing voice full of attitude and cute charm, really making the hooks pop.

No Good Advice isn’t what rap should sound like, it’s what it does sound like: undeniably hip-hop. For any true school hip-hop head this is a must… and that’s some good advice. Word up.

Written by Jesse Furnell for HipHopCanada

Check out No Good Advice here.



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Kassandra has her hands in several cookie jars. Born in Ontario but raised on the West coast, she is currently located in the wonderfully diverse East side of Vancouver. With a passion for all things creative KassKills is a hair stylist by day and HipHopCanada's West Coast Regional Editor by night. Music and public relations are her true passions and although she didn't inherit the talent of her musician father she makes her mark on the industry through other avenues. By night you can catch KassKills at almost every Vancity hip-hop show, shaking hands and snapping photos while covering and supporting the local music scene. On top of that she works closely with one of the cities most reputable concert promotors, Timbre Concerts. Kass is a hustler by nature and works hard to play a key role Vancity's hip-hop scene. Over the years she has seen, photographed and interviewed many of hip-hop's top artists such as T.I, Raekwon, Sheek Louch, Noreaga, Black Milk, Waka Flocka, Ab-Soul & Dizaster.

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