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Reviewed by Huia Hamon

Kelly Rose And Dyslo: Broken Down Doors

Reviewed by Huia Hamon

Kelly Rose And Dyslo: Broken Down Doors

With ’90s-feeling beats and more than a hint of DJ Premier production style, ‘Broken Down Doors’ will appeal to fans of that era and lovers of easy listening hip hop music. The strength of this 17-track album is in the hooks and the vocalists’ performance. Kelly Rose‘s lovely voice adds sweet characters to the drum heavy beats. Dyslo is a great lyricist, though some of the content is a little too influenced by American rap, which can detract from the fact he has great flow, timing and presence. Likewise, even though it has good production and is well-engineered, the beats can seem repetitive, the smoothness and influences leaving it sounding dated. Credit to SoulChef for the beats because it is solid, but I’d like to see what both Kelly Rose and Dyslo do with more current beats and perhaps a variety of producers.