Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Album Review: Blakroc

Staff Blogger

They say it themselves on the track Dollaz & Sense, “if it doesn’t make dollars, then it doesn’t make sense.”

To some, the idea of taking the Ohio based bluesy rockers, The Black Keys, and pairing them with 11 different artists known for rap may not make sense, but just listen, and you'll see this album should make money.

But after only 11 days in the studio, The Black Keys transformed into Blakroc, with help from Mos Def, Nicole Wray, Billy Danze, Jim Jones, RZA, Raekwon, Q-Tip, NOE, Pharoahe Monch, Ol’Dirty Bastard and Ludacris.

The instrumentals are smooth and heavy. Dan and Patrick (TBK) lay down some of the sexiest beats I’ve heard on a rap album since, well, not since all that long ago, but Mos Def’s last album doesn’t count because everything he does is above the rim.

Speaking of Mos Def, if you are looking for just a taste of the album, not sure if you’re going to jump right into the bluesy rap, check out On The Vista.

I also recommend checking out their website.

Oh, did I mention they have a Blakroc Camaro? That’s WIN if I’ve ever seen it.

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