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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