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|(4 Stars)||Total Comments: 2|
|Name: Daryl Stoneage (Posted: 11/21/2005 7:24:00 PM)|
Comment: I really liked Ozomatli's first self titled album a lot mainly because Chali 2na appeared on a good majority of the songs and there wasn't really anything else that sounded like it. I wasn't really crazy about their second album Embrace The Chaos and "Who's To Blame" is one of the singles off of their new album Street Signs. Chali 2na from the infamous J5 crew catches wreck as usual with that unmistakable flow that we all know and love. I gotta admit though, I know the song is about trying to figure out where to put the blame on certain issues but it's really hard to understand all the points with Chali rhyming over this high tempo beat. I mean I know that Chali's flow but it just seems to suit battle rhymes a little more than this kind of topic. The beat itself has it's moments, but for me, I think I like the production a lot more when the baseline is present and a lot less when that Indian sounding flute is there.
Name: 100% Deet (Posted: 11/18/2005 10:55:00 AM)
Summary: Smooth, Steady Flow Over Unique Beat
Comment: Chali 2na brings his steadily skillful flow to a tight, if not strange, beat supplied by Ozomatli. The beat is just complex enough to shine against 2na's bassy, rhythmic voice. Keeping the treble high with the use of horns and high-tempo snare hits seems to also help a lot with balancing this track out. Personally, I think it works well, although after listening to it a few times it has started to lose some of the original spark. Also, the lyrics come thoughtful and they fit well with the quickly moving, and slightly hectic, beat. One of the best tracks I've heard this combo come with.