In Your Mouth
"Guaranteed to Like it if You Got a Ass" CD
Genres: hip-hop, rap
Apr 28 - May 5 2003
as Indieville doesnít review much hip-hop, I volunteered to help
expand its horizons. However, I donít believe that Nuts In Your
Mouth was the right group to start off with.
NIYM, a group eventually whittled down to two, Bill and
Cheno, play a style of bragging, partying, we-donít-give-a-fuck
pimp-hop that is fun at times, but in most cases, somewhat annoying.
Their EP, Guaranteed to Like it if You Got a Ass, has 10 tracks
(including 3 sick but funny skits) full of interlocking and diverse
samples layered over unfortunate lyrics, which are disappointing
especially considering NIYM are Yale graduates.
Their opening track, "Party Wreckerz", has a solid beat,
with a great Beethoven sample that would be a lot more
effective if it wasnít complemented by the somewhat poor rhymes
about ruining somebodyís party and wrecking their house. The second
track, "(Suburban) Ninja", has a good, danceable beat with
an oriental sample, and in this case, NIYMís rhymes work
well. Another interesting track is "Letís Go To the Club",
which is especially good due to its hard rock sample and its dance
club beat. However, the rhymes, once again, fall short, and are full
of horny banter that detracts from the originality of the track.
The tenth, hidden track is probably the most enjoyable to listen
to. A combination of good production, an interesting electronic beat,
and provocative lyrics creates a great ambient feel that makes you
really pay attention. Itís definitely worth skipping a large portion
of the EP to get to this track.
All in all, Nuts In Your Mouth have the right ideas, but
just arenít able to apply them fully to achieve a good EP. There is
a lot of potential, especially if they model future songs around the
tenth hidden track. But as of now, NIYMís guarantee falls
[Vitals: 10 songs, distributed by CD
Baby, released 2003]