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Black Grass: 'Bass Man'

BLACK GRASS: 'BASS MAN'

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UK release date 20.04.2008

I had the good fortune to hear the Black Grass' album 'Three' before the first single was released and I must say I feel a bit short changed.

With such a diverse album they seem to have gone the easy route with track. 'Bass Man' was a good album track and maybe a single at a (much) later point. It lacks the essence of what Black Grass is about and doesn't showcase the good tunes they have on board.

'Bass Man' is a punchy dub plate stylee, which is light in delivery and may appeal to a more pop-ier market. When the other track on the single is 'Set it Straight-' which drops some proper old school flava, then this should send you running to purchase the album. I'm not saying I don't like the 'Bass Man' track, it's a tasty hors d'oeuvre which in turn leads to a feast of talent, I was just hoping for a different release from a juggernaut of an album.

Brighton's Mex has certainly got a few tricks up his sleeve with this one and his last two albums have seen him come a long way. MC J-Live certainly holds it down on 'Set it Straight' with echo's of MC Ren in attitude and confidence. Bring on the next slice of 'Black Grass.' I'll be waiting...
Words ChiPpi

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