GrimeeQuick - Cyan Blue (Review)
[On Remand - March 1st 2021]
Laid-back but extremely thought-provoking debut solo release from the host of Killa Tapes Podcast.
Pass it On
Don't Ignore Me
All Falls Down
GrimeeQuick has taken a stand against the bullshit, the banal and the more often than not -comical existence of modern day Britain. This is art - expressed from the heart and mind in it's rawest and most purest form, inner thoughts and opinions broadcast through the medium of Rap over head-nodding Boom Bap. While it's far from a one-man crusade against the establishment, some may find some of the content controversial and not to their taste - However - it's still highly entertaining and thought-provoking to hear his POV without it coming across as preaching and in your face like some of his peers. He's a talented writer and has a great knack for constructing songs with interesting and sometimes obscure concepts, all the while keeping it enjoyable and entertaining.
The beats knock big time and the beat for Cyan Blue and Don't Ignore Me will stick in your head for weeks on end while the rest of the album puts to use some great sample-work and head-nodding drums from the 3 involved producers.
Really enjoyable release from GrimeeQuick - you really can feel throughout that he's put his all into it, blood, sweat and tears...
Also - It's the first time I've heard anyone mention Braintax on a track in about 15 years so huge bonus points for that bar.
Words by One9Ate7 - Exclusively for www.BoomBop.co.uk