KRAZY RACE - New World Games |
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.