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Another Latin Timebomb

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Another Latin Timebomb

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Atco
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B+

Rapper A.L.T.’s ”lost civilization” is Southern California’s Chicano low-rider culture, which worships sweet, slow cars and has never lost its taste for traditional rhythm & blues. Another Latin Timebomb gives us new takes on oldies like ”Tequila” (a club hit), as well as thick funk bass lines and the rapid-fire phrasing of dancehall reggae. Rap purists may find the emphasis on melodies corny, or even reactionary. From moment to moment though, the guy is just flat-out funny. You won’t hear a better — or more humbling — rhyme than ”I drive a Toyota/It’s older than Yoda” any time soon. B+