Delinquent Habits - Merry Go Around
Whatever happened to Delinquent Habits? Old Schoolers that had
hits back in the day. Remember them. Are they Rap Stars that fell off? What
exactly happened to the group from the lower Eastside? Are the rumors true? Do
not believe everything you've heard. The truth is Ives, Kimo, and O.G. Styles
have been in a major dispute with their former record label. Now completely
free of the corporate giants that have held them back, the Tres Delinquentes
have released a new CD "Merry Go Round".
By the albums colorful
jacket, which is filled with a wicked smile from the horse to go along with a
bald clown with a huge smile, things are going to get a little freaky. Welcome
to the Sick Syde, and strap your seatbelt on as we take a trip into a Sick
Circus filled with Sick beats.
The tour begins at "Station Thirteen".
As we head off into the circus, we get a treat to a wicked ass beat from the
opening track. As the ride begins to move, we begin to bob our heads from the
outset. Tracks "Feel Good" and "The Return of the Tres" is where the tour
takes us next. It feels like we went into a time warp. These two tracks have
an old school flavor to them that makes us remember how hip-hop was "back in
the day." Adding to that feel is O.G. Styles relentless scratching. For those
who thought the art of scratching is dead should peep this album out. O.G.
Styles provides Old School heads a reason to smile. New Schoolers should take
note on how scratching could enrich a song. "Feel Good" is a jam that has
summer hit written all over it, and will probably be bumping on stereo systems
at the bar-b-que.'s. This song truly makes you feel good.
that make you reminiscence about back in the day, the rest of the tracks are
sick. The tour ride has just taken a wild turn that will amaze. Producing
beats that we all haven't heard before, the tour ride has just picked up
"Midnite Spin" featuring Jacken from the Psycho Realm will
leave jaws hanging open searching for words to describe how the artist clicked
up and produced this marvel. Note: this track may make you go out and put ink
in you skin. " The Kind" provides us with a sick circus beat. Yes, a sick
circus beat. The lyrics from these songs provide imagery taken straight out of
a David Lynch Movie. "Merry Go Round" follows with more of the insane sick
flow. Speaking of the flows, Ives sounds the best he has ever sounded before
in his career. His rhymes and flow will separate himself from the rest of the
MC's out in the market today. Kimo doesn't miss a step either as he matches
Ives every step of the way.
The highlight of the album is the Sick
Syde Drop. The beat is tight. I'm sure MC's are going to try and jack that
beat. It's unlike anything you've heard. And the lyrics are tight as well.
Ives and Kimo introduce us to the whole Sick Syde crew. This track truly
stands out on it's own.
Tracks like "Boulevard Star" featuring a new
female singer named Michelle and House of the Rising Drum are also worth
listening to. "Boulevard Star" will probably having you singing along with the
hook the very first time you hear it.
Delinquent Habits have made an
album that stands out from what's currently in the market. This album is
beautifully blended with old school flavor, now school flavor, and the NEXT
school flavor. True Hip Hop heads should not be disappointed, fans of
Delinquent Habits will not be disappointed, and people who like good music
will not be disappointed.
Written by Richard Montes
For more information on Delinquent Habits and Station 13 Records visit
their official website at delinquenthabits.com
Merry Go Round
Return Of The Tres
Boulevard Star (Feat. Michelle)
Midnite Spin (Feat. Sick Jacken)
Merry Go Round
Que Vuelva (Feat, Michelle)
Sick Syde Drop
House Of The Rising Drum
Anytime All Time
Temptation (Feat. Michelle)