interview KRAZY RACE - New World Games | Review By:

When it comes to L.A. Hip Hop, Whittier native, Markie "Krazy Race" Ramirez sets an uncommon underground tone. Not a new comer to this game, a very established Krazy Race, puts the city of Los Angeles as the main star with his newly released album "New World Games." The album itself, features 15 tracks of head bobbing beats and streetwise educational lyrics that lock you in from track 1 "Live From L.A." Literally, is an intro for deep street politics with Los Angeles as the backdrop. Krazy Race puts his struggles and own technique into every word, His tracks flow, even if you're not feeling his lyrics, he rides any beat flawlessly. Like all album's, songs will stick out more than others, like "Blood Sweat & Tears," besides the dope ass beat that will make you nod your head, you catch yourself repeating the chorus, almost immediately. On "Dedicated," a track dedicated to overall urban life, makes you think of what people really struggle for.

A personal favorite of mine would be "City Of Angels." The track starts with "Welcome to Los Angeles" and his commanding voice sets the tone, as his lyrics pump the streets into every word and phrase, as if he's preaching the word. The word of Los Angeles, that is. This track straight represents, a very detailed flow of the famous city. His delivery and deep vocal tone makes this an anthem. Look for the music video coming soon.

"Hole In His Soul" kind of starts slow, which is very relative to the perception of the message in which Krazy Race conveys in the song. I feel, it could do without the background track, though. Krazy gives a cut for all the smokers and Low riders on "Hydroponic Dream." Featured on the track are THC and Big Rich. Both MC's add to the Cruising style this track delivers. I couldn't help but blast this song on repeat. "Illuminati," "Soul Asylum II" & "Toxic," are three of the rock fused tracks on the album. "Illuminati," was not a particular song I was able to play on repeat. But, while it is rock fused, it's a very political minded track.

Krazy spits: "Land of the free, Home of the Brave, enlighten yourself before its too late."

"Soul Asylum II," has the same kind of style as "Illuminati," but he concentrates more on his personal life. "Toxic," which is featuring Savage Joe, caught my attention from his first lyric definitely. It's worth taking notice of, both MC's deliver hard and direct, they're both sick with it. My only complaint is that it wasn't long enough. The last track "Bill Of Rights (Pre-Patriot Act)" gives the album the perfect ending. The message, as a whole, reminds us of what we work for everyday. It makes us question, whether or not, who ever is in Office/Congress is still living by the Bill of Rights, or is the Government just bullshit. Over all this CD is what Hip-Hop is all about. Leading in a different direction than the normal, Krazy Race is unique with his approach but fuses Hip-Hop, with other wise overlooked issues that what we need to represent.


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