I am going to be honest with you (as opposed to me lying all the time, I know). This video had me smiling the whole time through. It looked like it was a lot of fun to make and you just don’t see that anymore. People having a good time in videos? Who came up with this concept? Well, everything is exceptional about this song. It comes off King Mez’s latest project, The King’s Khrysis.
Album: The King’s Khrysis
Source: DJ Booth
King Mez’s release last year, The Paraplegics, produced entirely by Commissioner Gordon, was one of the best releases in 2010. I became an instant fan of King Mez and swore I would try and make sure I listened to all his releases from here on out. And sure enough, King Mez does not disappoint me one bit on The King’s Khrysis. He is backed by one of the most established producers in the game. Khrysis is excellent on switching up production, giving the listener a different look/listen within the same song. Case in point is the first track, Reaching Out.
Guests: Marion Write, Radio Ramone, Wordsmith, Harmony Muzik, Jason James, Concise Kilgore, Mike Schpitz, King Mez, Rapsody & Sundown, 810, The Black Sunn, K. Sparks, Fresh Cut Collective, Dominique Larue, K-Beta, Sketch, Quantum Suicide, M-Dot, EMS
Producers: Certified, Mydus, MizfitSoundz, IlL Meel, Gajos
Best Tracks: Monster Music, Out Of My Mind, One Thing, Never Over
Recommendation: Highly Recommend
Note: This is arguably one of the best compilations this year. So many compilations and mixtapes get released from the blogs/websites that it gets hard to distinguish one from the other. I think that Refined Hype did a great job with it’s selection of emcees. There was a number of strong joints on the album and nothing that I could even call average. It seemed that everyone who appeared, made a mark.
Monster Music was the show stopper in my mind. The beat was remarkable with it’s intensity and the emcees were brutal (in a good way) with their wordplay. Wordsmith definitely impressed me with his bars on Out Of My Mind. His delivery seems way ahead of the pack. His ability to flip verses just seems so fluid. There really is so much to like with this mixtape. You will have your choice of dope cuts to listen to and you can run through the whole thing without a skip.