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Kero One Kero One Presents: Plug Label

  • Words: Max Herman
  • Label: Plug Label
  • XLR8R Rating: 8/10

For those that missed these tracks as top-notch 12” singles, this compilation is the perfect chance to catch up. Plug Label owner MC/producer Kero One plays a sizeable role in these tracks (appearing on nine of ’em), and his beats and rhymes sound highly reminiscent of the Sound Providers’ cool, jazzy hip-hop. But this disc isn’t all about Kero; he also showcases impressive upbeat selections from underrated West Coast artists. As Choclit Kennedy, Ohmega Watts stuns with robust tribal funk on “Slippin’ Away” while Aloe Blacc and King Most induce hand claps on the feel-good anthem “With My Friends.” It’s a shame these songs haven’t been heard on a larger scale, but that’s sure to change now.

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