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Anonymous Twist The Crucible

  • Words: Max Herman
  • Label: Soul On Rice
  • XLR8R Rating: 6.5/10

Toronto hip-hopper Anonymous Twist attempts to achieve the rare triple-threat status on The Crucible, knocking out beats, rhymes, and turntablism by himself. Aside from his battle-tested scratching skills, it's tough to tell how well his talents would hold up individually. But as a package deal, AT's onto a traditional-minded sound that almost always hits its mark. The early '90s references to Street Fighter and Souls of Mischief help make his simple raps especially relatable to the true-school set, as does his affinity for MPC beats. And when Anonymous Twist summons a guest artist, like on the Planet Asia-assisted "Sweet Sixteen," this multitasking act proves that he's more than comfortable sharing the spotlight.

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