- Sharkey's Machine
is a real interesting musician. He comes from a diverse musical backgrond
which gives his sound a nice edge thats been lacking in a lot of Hip
Hop music lately. The album, released by Babygrande, is a mix between
many different musical genres, but it's definitely something your system
and cool out to.
Grand Puba lays down one of the dopest cuts on the album with "All
For Nothing." Brand Nubian is finally back! Jean Grae comes through
for a dope song on "Summer In the City (Lovin' It)" as she
lays down her rhymes over a fresh airy beat produced by Sharkey. Songs
like "Slo Mo in the Grotto" show another side of Sharkey as
the song takes many twists and turns that'll have your mind spinning.
The grimy, hazy beat of "Fuzz" compliments Cannibal Ox well
as they make an underground banger.
Give Sharkey a chance. While there are some songs I'm not feeling on
the album, I like the diversity of the album and the fact he's willing
to take risks on his tracks while some would settle for a more conventional,
~By Brian Kayser