Wednesday, 28 October 2009

'Champion Fraff' - Contact Play (album review)

Look past the dopely presented CD and the well executed tracks (great production, talented MCs) and ‘Champion Fraff’ is an hour’s worth of schoolboy humour, tales of drunkness and unsubstantiated sex stories brought to you by a group of lads who are proud of their wasteman personas.

If Mr. Key, Dirty Dyke, Ronnie Bosh, Ed Scissor Tongue and Jamm Baxter were actually funny then their funky and technical rhyme styles, sing-along choruses and bouncy production would be put to good use. ‘Fingers In Your Nose’ is a song about snot, now Dead Residents proved on Vee Kay’s ‘Bogey Homicide’ that that concept can be funny, but when Contact Play do it, it’s just not.

‘Death of a Prick’ is proof that this crew have what it takes as they tell the story of a man wastes his life away. Now I don’t know for sure but it seems that a lot of the lyrics are just a front and that if you met them, these guys would actually be quite nice – who knows though. This LP is not for me but I can think of heads who would love it.

Production comes from TwoManySteps, Adrian, Cire, Karem Fraiche, Mr. Constant, Andy Dextrous, Medison and Jimmy Wahgwan – no names that I know but each certainly knows how to build dope beats – my favourite part of the album.

‘Champion Fraff’ is out now on School Bully Records and can be bought at Suspect Packages.

8 comments:

Lee Jason said...

Ive seen the photos and its not pretty.

Lee Jason said...

Ive seen some of the photographic evidence and its not pretty I tell thee.

Certified Banger said...

so it can be substantiated?!

The Bearded Stoner said...

Having only met these guys once i can't comment too much but they do live up to their lyrics!

Hugo said...

yeh, it can be substantiated and more. waste men straight from the most barren of wastelands... straight fraffs...
disagreeing vehemently with the review, beats, word play and presence make the album a banger...

T said...

wow, can't believe the un-favourable review on this one. this album is actually the reason i started listening to uk hip hop again... and started following this blog!

somalfm said...

As if you didn't mention Falling Innit?!

Anonymous said...

how can you say this album is anything but sick!