Dr. Oop and Two-B are Mandela and Sisulu of The Blacklover88rs in Daze Like These, reads the badly designed cover art of this 12" which arrived with no press release, so I know as little about it as you. It's out on Ramp Recordings, who's website is under construction, and is apparently taken from a forthcoming album which I can't give you the name of, because of a pathetic font used on the inlay.
The record consists of track seven, 'Daze Like These', track eight 'Don't Bounce!' and track one 'Waterbong Funk'. There's an instrumental to each, and a bonus cut 'The Real War'. Also present, is a demonstration in dyslexia, or a tragic attempt of being funny and cool by jumbling up numbers, which actually only results in the reviewer's eyes rolling once more.
The first track (track seven…) is produced well and very chilled. The rapping is cool, but the vocalists voices aren't anything to write home about and could do with being more interesting considering the slow pace of the song. There's some awful and pointless female singing, of a very badly written and executed hook.
The second track (track eight…) provides a much nicer listen. The track's another fairly slow, gentle and easy listening affair, but the vocals are a lot more barable to follow and the beat has a few different things going on which win you around by the end of the track. It sounds like it could make for a really enjoyable live performance due to its instrumental nature.
The third track (track one…) is one too many slow laid back numbers by this point, as there's no identity to it other than being slow and laid back, which is a stark comparison to the bonus cut, which is more active, has a lot more for the ear to absorb and would have done far better being the first track on release.
And what do you know, I've found the press release. The crew is called The Blackloveradiators, they're from Los Angeles and were founded in the late eighties. The Mc's are Droop and PM who are joined by DJ Midas and beatboxer K-Million. Droop worked on a side project with People Under The Stairs and PM has worked with J-Love. The crew have worked with Dilated Peoples, Murs, Freestyle Fellowship and LA Symphony. Apparently they're 'at the top of there game' (press release typo, not mine).
Now where's that low budget felt tip tagged CDR I had to write up…