Friday, August 20, 2010

Frost Blaze - Live from the 868



"Live from the 868" is probably the baddest local album I've heard in years, no euphemism. In a year full of plenty good local releases, Frost Blaze's disc was the one that had me listening from the first track to the last track and then repeat...and then repeat again. If you don't know Frost Blaze he is a hard trini rapper or by his words - "a man not a manicou" and regularly "eats mcs like lappe and tatoo". When you listen to Frost Blaze you get it raw and trini to core no compromises.

And Frost Blaze keeps it raw right through. My favourite track "Welcome To Trinidad" features this introspective gem: "Until the babylon stop moving evil, till dem and mt hope stop killing ppl, easier for a politician to enter the kingdom through the eye of a needle than for I to go legal".

Other times as on "Hypnotize Me", he's running down a "Blanchisseuse Big Breed" which is a hilarious alliteration even before he notes that she's "thick like a sea moss with a linseed". On the other girl track "Move" featuring Bongah Chops and Chromatics, Chromatics steals the show talking bout a girl who has him "dribbling like Latapy" because of a bumper "you could use as ah arm rest". Nice.

Frost Blaze also produces every beat on the disc and his production fits his rap style to a tee; it's kinetic filled with plenty horns, congah drums that feel cluttered in a good way. Trust me people, for $40TT this is a bess deal. Get in Highway Records and cop this one time. You can check out more of Frost Blaze on his bandcamp page where you hear more tracks from the album. Face out.