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Layin' in the Cut

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Layin' in the Cut

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

We gave it a B-

If you can’t handle hip-hop’s aggression and intensity, the smoothed-out sound of the Mexican-American duo Lighter Shade of Brown provides safe passage on Layin’ in the Cut. ”Talkin’ ‘Bout (Gettin’ It On)” features a Marvin Gaye melody, and ”Hey D.J.” (from the Mi Vida Loca soundtrack) is harmless with a capital H. It’s difficult to imagine a lighter shade of rap than this — unless it’s in your dentist’s office. B-