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Chali 2na/ Welcome To The Fish Market

Posted by Guy Fawkes

Chali 2na, the baritone leader of Jurrasic 5, is well known for creating a remarkably genuine feel to his music. Jurassic 5 is probably the most well known underground group in the whole music industry. And Chali might be better known than any of his groupmates, primarily for his own unique sound... his baritone voice is so unique that it can't be recreated. I was honestly looking forward for this album because Jurassic 5 doesen't fuck with any lame cats, and this album was no dissapointment... collabs feature: Laidlaw, Supernatural, Mark 7, Akil, Roots Manuva, Swollen Members, Kardinal Offishal, Don Coleon, and many Jurassic 5 groupmates.

The Good:

Track #2- Welcome To The Fish Market- And what a welcome it is, you don't need to listen to it for too long before you put it in your favorite tracks playlist. Although the last verse is weak. But let's not be picky :)

Track #3- Work It Out- Ironically this seems like a 9th Wonder job that Pooh would spit over... but this track goes just as hard... amazing.

Track #4- Full Contact- This song is ok, still decent, but Wildchild is weak like usual... when is Prevail gonna get rid of him...not Chali's problem.

Track #6- Join The Dots- Definitely a different vibe, probably because it fits Roots Manuva more... but it's pretty good. Chali still rips shit up

Track #12- Lingustics (DJ Dez Remix)- Chali combines with J5 and makes a great song.

Track#14- Sweet Science- And Rasco brings it back... this song is similar to the beginning of the mixtape... it might be the best off the album.

And we're done. This is a great mixtape overall... Chali proves he can survive without his J5 boys... but is way too kind and it seems like he gives pretty much anyone who asks a collab. Ang 13 can't spit to save her life, the Roots Manuva collabs are also weak, and don't even let me mention the Linnkin Park track.

0-20: Terrible listening experience
21-40: Maybe one good song
41-60: A few good songs
61-80: Half are good songs, half are weak
81-100: Great listening experience, almost all are great songs

I'd give this album a higher rating, but the last 2/3 of the album is not even comparable to the beginning... so it comes out to a 67.
I'd still download it... a lot of unique music, and maybe you'll enjoy the whole album... everyone has different tastes..

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