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Is CRUNK ROCK the perfect music?

Donny ShoutPut shout-out to crunk-magazine

ROCK

What would I have if I took the best of a whole heap of music genres… and merged them?

The attitude of Punk.

The swagger of Rap.

The fun of Dance/electronica.

The groove of Funk.

The guitar licks of 80’s Metal

So what would you get if you combined the lot???

The Answer… I believe… is CRUNK ROCK!

So what does Crunk Rock Sound like?

I’m glad you asked… here’s Family Force 5 with their track ‘Supersonic’

Or their BRAND NEW latest track… “Get on Outta here” with the video put together from fan footage.

Are you getting bored with main stream hip-hop?

Graffiti "Hip Hop" in Eugene, Oregon.

Image via Wikipedia

Do you like hip-hop but are tired of hip-hop that is dumbed down by people who think that hip-hop means they should glorify drugs, they should beat up their women, who think it’s cool to beat up on someone and who give a one sided slanted view of politics based on the need to legalise drugs of some description.

Then I have some great news… check out the awesome hip-hop artists at www.humblebeast.com this site has some great artists that are inspiring and are clean… Isn’t it great to able to share your love for hip-hop to your kids and play it in the car without having to skip tracks that are full of profanity?

Or isn’t it great to be able to teach your kids that all hip-hop doesn’t talk about their mum as a ‘bitch’ or a ‘whore’… and who’s artists work hard at finding words that express what they feel rather than settling for the first F**k word as a filler!

If you would like to know what to expect I’ll let Propaganda and Odd Thomas what to expect from their new record.

Album Review: Playdough – Hotdoggin’

Playdough - Hotdoggin'

Hip-Hop is creepin’ up from the underground… and it’s a GOOD GOOD thing.

Hip-Hop artist Playdough is back with his first solo album in 5 years. A constant feature in the hip-hop collective Deepspace5 Playdough has been adding colour, flavour and cleverness to the underground hip-hop scene for a while now…

Playdough is coming FRESH after the creative efforts of Deepspace5’s 2010 album ‘The Future ain’t what it used to be’ and while what he adds to Deepspace5 is great… it’s even better to see him step out on his own again.

Often hip-hop albums can get ‘same old same old’ but Playdough doesn’t head down that track and has worked really hard to get the tracks sounding fresh and unique… and the tracks always take you somewhere… so often in main stream hip-hop you have a pimped up guy jumpin’ round and making noise on a track that goes nowhere and you leave neither inspired or enlightened.

Playdough gives you a healthy 1-2 punch- leaving you a little bit groggy… this album is deep in style, deep in creativity, deep in the groove and  deep in lyrical content that will leave you deep in thought while you’re spinnin’  another great Playdough lyric/groove mix in your head… well after the music has stopped.

Hotdoggin’ is like an anti-gravity button on your stereo… you cant help but have your feet leave the ground

AND… it’s Groooovy baby… in fact it’s so groovy Bootsy Collins may have to call the cops to ask where his groove went.

With all the fun and creativity on this album Playdough is able to keep it all pretty tight and this is a really well done album, especially since Playdough is able to show us some crazy skill while at the same time showing some of his heart… something that’s not easy to do in hip-hop.

If you like all the greats like Jurassic 5, De La Soul, Tribe called Quest and The Beastie Boys and Deepspace5

or if you think Christian Hip-hop can be more than Toby Mac then get your teeth into this album!

8/10

Have a listen to it (and then buy it on the link below… )

www.playdough.bandcamp.com

or iTunes

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