Saturday, 13 June 2009

'Cool'/'Big Bad City' - Steg G And The Freestyle Master (single review)

Steg G and The Freestyle Master are Scottish. Steg G produces and The Freestyle Master does Scottish rapping. Their latest single 'Cool'/'Big Bad City' is a sample-free affair, well, apart from the Family Guy sample that heads up 'Cool'. The electronic and computery production backs up the what-is-and-what's-not-cool theme – "ipod don't make you cool".

Oh yeah, there's another sample too – Beats International's 'Dub Be Good To Me' – y'know the "Tank fly boss walk jam nitty-gritty, you're listening to the boy from the big bad city" bit. The Freestyle Master raps comprehensibly about all walks of city life - the better track.

This isn't a bad little single although it's not overwhelming. The pair definitely have skills although the subject matter is a bit, um, cheesy! 'Cool'/'Big Bad City' will be released on Powercut Productions on 6th July.

Read a good interview with The Freestyle Master here.

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