Monday, February 2, 2009

SofaKing Diligent Reviews "It's A 6th Sense Beat Yo!!"

Written by Mangus
6th Sense, raised and born in the rotten apple (© 88-keys), developed an early passion for hip hop by attending open-mic sessions at a local cafe at an age of just 15. This evolved into him making his own recordings, laying down his own tracks and a strive for success.

Though still considered underground, 6th has a lot to brag about. From laying down keys for Snoop Dogg’s 2006 album “The Blue Carpet Treatment” to eventually getting signed to Rawkus as a part of Rawkus 50 and overall being a diligent, outreaching and consistent hip hop artist the last few years.

“It’s a 6th Sense Beat Yo!” consists of beats 6th has made for different artists over the last year, including Talib Kweli, himself & Wildabeast (Both Nice) and U-N-I. As well as a track he made for the mixtape “Viva La Hova” by Mick Boogie and Terry Urban which got vast recognition all throughout the webspaces last november. All instrumentals, made for you to freestyle over, rap over, cypher, use on mixtapes, whatever. All 6th asks for is that you properly credit him for his hard work.

In my case though, it’s music to chill-out to, don’t do the rapping too much. And it functions well as this too, plenty of variety, executed nicely. 6th shows that he does sampling as well as he does it from scratch, with over 50% sample-free beats, this should be a goldmine for anybody looking for beats to use on whatever without any chance of copyright implications. Some tracks fall in the category of not my cup of tea (even though I don’t really like tea), in particular “Just Got Chopped (Crack)”. Though just seeing that his production is resourceful like this, outweighs it. The majority of the beats are very complex, though kept down to earth, like they’re tailored for the rapper. Because they are, 6th Sense always works very closely with the artists he’s producing for, and that shows in the final product. These are beats made primarily to be rapped over, though this is still a very enjoyable album even though the only rhyming you get on are the ones you don’t reckon (aw snapz).

A must checkout for anyone making music, loving music, chopping music, selling music or have ears. Second best part is, it’s free. You can stream it right now if you go to the Notherground Music blog. Or you can wait until the 3rd and download it.
Amazing artwork done by Fernando Leon of Secret Society.

Favorite ‘erbs: “D’Evils 2008″, “Hey Young World”, “Just Fine”, “AM Set”, “Fallen Shadows”, “Stakes Is High”


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