Earatik Statik

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Genre: Hip Hop, Indie

Official Site: myspace.com/earatikstatik

Band Bio: Earatik Statik :: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Gravel Records Reviewed on Monday, March 23, 2009 by Jason Kordich When any hip-hop album contains production from Pete Rock, Large Professor, J-Zone and verses from Sean Price and Sadat X, you expect nothing short of a classic, true school hip-hop experience. Over the course of 17 tracks, Chi town's very own Earatik Statik (Los, Sef, Tone Benefit, DJ Rude1, Pru) latest effort, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, cashes in on those expectations. This is an album for fans of story driven hip-hop ("Family and Friends"). This is an album for fans of hip-hop anthems ("Miss Those Years"). This crew has been in the game for over 10 years, and it shows in the quality of their sound, their dedication to their lyrics, and the overall conception of each and every track on this album. This is an album for fans who prefer hip-hop at its essence rather than in the midst of "progression". "Miss Those Years" begins with a sample from the Interlude to "Can It All Be So Simple" off of Wu-Tang's 36 Chambers album. Critically dissecting the changes that have come in the game over the years by stressing artists have been "downsizing sound wise", this is a track that expresses a longing for the days when the game was different. Never letting the game consume them, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is a testament that hip-hop with a throw back flare can be successful, avoid feeling dated, and provide a chin check to countless artists who fled from the fundamentals of hip-hop for the flavor of the moment.

By: earatik@gmail.com

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