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Tha 4orce Mind the Gap Anthems V2

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

London’s multi-tasking hip-hop act Tha 4orce collects a pack of his affiliates for this album, which falls somewhere between hip-hop and soul. For the most part, this MC/DJ/producer thrives in the company of his guests. His solo offerings, like the mildly braggadocious “Do This Well,” aren’t bad, but they lack the potency of the collaborations. The jazzy soul and smooth back-up vocals of Pete Cherry on “Precise Precision” make for a good combination with Tha 4orce’s fast raps. Then when he puts the mic down on “Magnificent,” he treats his fellow Brit rhymer Poynt Blak with some classic crunchy drums. As a collective effort at least, Mind the Gap Anthems V2 hits the spot.

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