This review is fashionably late- a week late but better later than never I say. Last week Monday when I reached the Rich Mix in Bethnal Green the venue was already packed out.
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In just over an hour the venue had filled up with hundreds of people awaiting Tinchy Stryder. Interesting to see was the diverse audience, ranging from two eleven year old looking boys, overly dressed teenage girls rocking high heels, short skirts and leather jackets, old men, mums, and fans sporting his ‘Star in the Hood’ clothing range amongst many others.
“No matter what, life is good” Twenty years down the line and Nasir Jones, stamps his mark on another year with this 10th studio album: he puts a spin on things and takes a deep look into life. From probably the most acclaimed LP, ‘Illmatic’, to ‘Stillmatic’, to ‘God’s Son’, comes another classic, ‘Life Is Good’ – “Well I am a graphic classic song composer”.
It is always a pleasure to hear the workings from different forms of musicians, fused together to create something sounding so melodically beautiful. Having the concept of Soul, Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop combined with amazing tranquil vocalists and untouchable lyricists was just pure genius.