August 16, 2010

V4YS Album Review - Forbidden Dialect - More Than Your Money's Worth

"Quality self-produced underground Hip-Hop" is how I would defined Georgia-based collective Forbidden Dialect's album called "More Than Your Money's Worth".
The 6-member crew living in the city of Colombus, starts with a great beatmaker, "Redd", who has a true feeling for sampling a wide range of grooves, from underrated funk/soul tracks to afrobeat or west-african sounds.
This soulful musical background enables the 5 talented MC's (Amorphouz, Cycle Logic, Flux, Jason & Joey) to deliver right on time their sometimes poetic, sometimes humoristic, sometimes politically-conscious thorough lyrical flows.
The result is a refreshing hip-hop album that will bring you back to the fundamentals.
Good for you, the crew shares it freely on this site where you can stream it or download a high-quality mp3 version.
So spread the word, this forbidden dialect definitely deserves to be legalized!

Below a streaming of two of my favorite tracks :

"A Decade Later", with a cool sample of the timeless Fela classic "Lady" :


"Azawas", a great groovy track reminding me of a song from the band "Usual Species" a few years back and whom I can't remember the title :

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