Iller Than Theirs - Wash, Rinse, Repeat
- Artist: Iller Than Theirs
- Album: Wash, Rinse, Repeat
- Label: Embedded Music
- Year of Release: 2007
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- Reviewed by: hstisgod on 2007-10-23
Third time's a charm? Sorry, I don't mean to start off an advisement of musical creation with a question, but this is infact my third attempt at reviewing Iller Than Theirs' Wash, Rinse, Repeat.
Track one Razorbumps has an inordinate and unorthodox mixture of hip-hop, rock and technotronic with even a sample of ATCQ (A Tribe Called Quest) sprinkled. The lyricism throughout the record is similiar to that of The Gheto Boys, J5 and Fat Joe. The beats are a torrent mix full of breaks, beats, vocal samples. Mastah Ace makes an appearance on track three The Same. Iller Than Theirs (Brooklyn, NY emcees Krayo and Tone Tank) lay the pavement with a defintive, clear and confident performance for Ace's to blow up on a shallowed version of the beat. It makes for an energetic pop off lyricism and vibe.
Behind the controls, DJ Snafu, Scott Thorough, and J. Howells Werthman for production on their self-titled debut album, and Baje One (Junk Science) and Cool Calm Pete (It Is What It Is) join the party to drop verses as well. Cool Calm Pete brings a party leader atmosphere as usual, playing right off the drip Iller leaves in their Pete introduction.
Sometimes a bit overscruffy, and rarely without changing tone inflections and gallows like most Underground Hip Hop Kings, the duo that is Iller Than Theirs has a bit of work ahead of 'em. Either way, third time definitely settled better than the first two. Not a top ten in a year of a lot of talent discovered, but Iller most definitely makes the list of 'On The Radar'.
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