Album Review

Mr. Chop and C.L. Smooth – “T.R.O.Y. The Resurrection” – [Five Day Weekend]

MSTiZA   6/22/2011   7-inch, Hip Hop

Mr. Chop (born Coz Littler, aka Mr. Hack) runs Ape Recording Studios out of Chesire, UK. It’s touted as one of the finest analog studios in the world with a reprository of vintage synths, guitars, drums. Littler is a mulit instrumentalist, who’s talents shine in psyched out funk styles. He’s “heard” behind the scenes in several Now-Again releases as a producer and. N- released his Lightworlds EP in 2009.?? C.L. Smooth is the vocal half of Pete Rock & CL Smooth, who may be best known for their widely acclaimed album, ‘Mecca and the Soul Brother'(1992). The top charting single ‘T.R.O.Y.’ (They Reminisce Over You) has landed it’s place in history on many the top of all time singles,charts, and lists. With Now-Again, Mr. Chop took his unique understanding and appreciation for the golden era of hip hop and sampling by reinventing songs as instrumentals & intrepreting the sampling of music from Pete Rock & CL Smooth and released?? ‘For Pete’s Sake’ in 2009. Singles from the album were released shortly after, on Five Day Weekend via Stones Throw (PB Wolf’). This single has all?? the grown up backpack HH kid could want from a classic. Mr. Chop took what was easily becoming an out played back in the day anthem and breathed life into it, The saucy horn intro harkens to waterhouse JA style, the lyrics boom in with Organized Konfusion/Wu Tang drops, drums, and bass. Even CL Smooth comes alive to light the mic with moxie. Reminisce over this one, redone right.

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