Friday, September 26, 2008

New Music Friday

M9: Paintbrush (Dark Matter Records, 2008)
The first time I heard this track - about an hour ago - I thought, "Jesus, this is a bit good" then played it again. Then again. Then I played the rest of the album and, oh Jesus, that's really good too. I was finding it hard to decide between this and two other tracks (Soldierz and Dark Matter), but decided to go for this as, I feel, the humble paintbrush has seen no love whatsoever from hip hop to date and, frankly, it's time for a change. Anyway, M9 is from Shepherd's Bush and he has clearly spent a lot of time chewing on the end of a pencil waiting for inspiration to strike and not a moment has been wasted as his lyrical skillz - excuse me, near 40-year-old coming through - are quite startling. As are those of Cyrus Malachi and Masikah who also appear here. Nice Wu-ish beats too... *orders another Lady Grey*

He also performs well as a public speaker...

5 comments:

sime said...

Cripes! That is spiffing.

Rob said...

Isn't it just?

James Franco said...

Agreed, this is really good.

Rob said...

I thought you'd like this James!

James Franco said...

You appreciate my tastes very well Rob, thanks.
This is now on my Ipod and kept me awake on the train on the way home last night to make sure I didn't miss Derby and end up in Leeds again.