The Saturday Knights Mingle

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Seattle hip-hop weirdoes The Saturday Knights were apparently approached by Def Jam and Downtown Records before settling with local (mostly) reissue imprint Light in the Attic. Listening to Mingle, their debut long-player, the major-label attention comes as no surprise. Fronting goofy party lyrics over feel-good beats, their hip-hop is playful enough to delve into the sort of rock influences that garner massively wide appeal. Featuring guests as diverse and the Dap-Kings and Kim Thayil from Soundgarden, "45" has undeniable feel-good appeal. Still, the rock-rap-style tracks like “Dog Park” are a little too Smashmouth for us. If they would have gone with Def Jam they would have been rich!