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Music Review – Hip-hop jazz combo works well as link for mixed listeners

By Brendon James/reporter

Artist BadBadNotGood and Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah combined their efforts to create an album to soothe a listener’s soul.

Sour Soul is a decent mixture of hip-hop and jazz with the ability to make people bob their heads naturally despite the use of profane language.

Bad Bad Not Good and Ghostface Killah, Sour Soul
BadBadNotGood and Ghostface Killah, Sour Soul

One of the songs, “Food,” has enough potential to connect emotionally to a listener with its meaningful lyrics, such as “You no good then just practice ’cause practice makes perfect. Stop burying your lies and bring the truth to the surface.”

“Food” also has a good beat to make it stand out from the rest of the album.

An instrumental song such as “Experience” has a classical, relaxing feel to it. It is a type of music not often heard in modern society, so it is different and enjoyable. “Experience” can really bring a smile to a face.

However, songs such as “Sour Soul” and “Tone’s Rap” use profane language excessively. It becomes distracting and makes a listener quickly lose interest in the song.

Some songs were uplifting. Some were not. A common thread for almost every song is that the instrumental part of the song is pretty good. A couple of songs have good meaning.

There might be at least one song in the album someone will like.

Sour Soul does have a nice variety of music, and the songs can reach out to multiple audiences.

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