Pato - Amigo (The Single)
The veteran Spanish Hip Hop rapper, Pato, of the group Control Machete
proves that no matter how much the game changes, he will always be a
conscientious and poetic emcee.
Pato returns under a new flag ship project named Contrabanda, first single
"Amigo" (pato2) picks off where the last Control Machete album left off, and
beats echo "1,2; Bandera" with a very funky, jazzy, hip-swaying beat.
His last album with Control Machete, "1, 2; Bandera", although innovative
and funky as all strayed a bit too much from what many Control Machete fans
were used to. It was a modern twist on Pato's usual metaphorical but not
in-your-face style, and the mix of electronic and semi alternative beats
reassured fans that Pato refused to be boxed up in a single sound and showed
that he is always looking to evolve and try new things.
Once again produced by the legend Jason Roberts (Cypress Hill, House Of
Pain, Control Machete, etc) The two have and continue to make a good team, with Pato as the gifted lyricist and Jason Roberts providing groovable beats.
Pato has always been able to rhyme and sing to the hardcore heads while at
the same time hitting a chord in the mainstream population. He once again
nails this on the single.
The single isn't that big of a standout or instant classic. And from a man
who brought us "Compredes Mendes" and "Grita," in his early days, this is
again bit of a disappointment to the hardcore Control Machete fans.
But to be fair, how does one top those two songs? "Compredes Mendes" has a
beat that creeps into your head and refuses to leave, I still hear people
bumping it on the streets to this day. "Grita," seemingly another song where
Pato displays his hardcore vocal Hip Hop style.
You can't top these standout songs, so longtime fans must not compare
"Amigo" (pato2) to the classic songs that Pato gave us as a member of
Control Machete and just be content with a song that hits all the right
marks with the beats, cuts, and rhymes.
Right Click Here to Download "Amigo" (pato2) by ContraBanda