Genres: soul, R&B, hip hop
Jul 21 - 27 2003
is a twelve-track sampler of Odara Productions artists. The music is
mostly funk, hip hop, soul, and African material, so if you're into
those styles, this will make a good purchase. Def Touch, Mustafa
Akbar, Nomo, and A.S.E. are all contributors to the CD, and
they all are in top form here.
Mustafa Akbar appears to be the main attraction here
(intentionally or not), contributing four tracks of soul. His songs
are extremely accessible; "Sayin Goodbye" and "Shake
(The Party's Live)" in particular are very melodic and easy to
listen to. Nomo brings out the beats for his two first songs,
but then takes a more R&B-style approach with soft pop number
"Velvet". Def Touch goes for three slices of hip hop and
soul that work really well. A.S.E., meanwhile, only gets two
tracks to show off their material; the first one ("Tango Ya Ba
Wengo") is awfully repetitive and bland, but the second is a more
interesting, unconventional spacey number.
I like this compilation because it offers more than just hip hop.
The focus on slower tunes, soul and R&B especially, was
12 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2002]