Review of Fresh by Babyface Monster ft Ace Da Vinci & Kenlo Key
Right first off, when people normally ask us to listen to their music via Twitter we normally have to decline. Not because we are some music snobs or think we are too good for people pimping their sounds out, more the fact that invariably it is average at best. We, at Music Eyz have a value, don’t rip apart new acts, as they are starting out, as they can still develop. We would rather not cover them.
So when Babyface Monster sent us a message on Twitter we thought the worse. Here we go, another stateside rapper who thinks he is the next LL Cool J or Ice Cube. Then when we opened the link to the sounds, my god how wrong we were.
Babyface Monster with the help of pals Ace Da Vinci & Kenlo Key deliver some real Hip Hop, in the shape of Fresh. This is what we have been crying out for. Beats cut back to basics, some nice basic music and clear lyrics delivered with some passion. The three rappers compliment each other perfectly, bouncing off each other. The track changes as the chorus is delivered with some old skool feel. The addition of some genuine sounding scratching on the track is also a welcome for me, this has been badly missed on modern music.
Each and every verse on Fresh is delivered with real skills. These boys have real flavour and the intro of some bells or similar, really does have hints of LL Cool J. Now I never knew anything about any of these boys until the link was sent, needless to say, they are ones to watch and have Babyface Monster has been followed on Twitter.
I can’t wait to hear some more, stripped back, rugged NYC real Hip Hop from these boys. Well done Babyface Monester et al