Read this review today for the new album. Pretty stoked.
Opening line cracked me up. Rude words.
CD review: Everything - P-Money
By TOM CARDY - The Dominion Post (via stuff.co.nz)
P-Money is our most successful turntablist- cum-DJ-cum-producer, with a hand in the rise of some of New Zealand's biggest hip-hop names, including Scribe.
P-Money's own albums have also been satisfactory, as much for his experimentation with beats as for roping in hip-hop collaborators. But with Everything, P-Money not only surprises, but - and there's no other way to put this - he astonishes.
The title nicely sums up the content. There's familiar hip-hop (Big Things with Scribe, PNC and David Dallas, ironically the weakest track), but also funk, disco, rock and R&B - with 21st century R&B production informing the whole album.
The title track with Vince Harder - who has one of our best R&B voices - is arguably one of the best songs P-Money's ever put his hand to. The quality continues, whether it's the atmospheric dance-fuelled instrumentals (The Soul, Angels), more pounding R&B (Dallas and Aaradhna on Say Yeah) or the rock- infused Falling Down with Pluto's Milan Borich.
Sure, P-Money seems to be working from a Coldplay template in his rock dabbling, but it works because it's so damn catchy. Infectious, accessible, commercial, yet unpredictable. Everything else pales in comparison.
P-Money - Everything (Dirty) (available Monday, May 3rd).
I would wager that the hardcore hip-hop heads out there will disagree with Tom about the Big Things pt2 track, but hey, pretty sweet review!
ps. I understand the usage of the term 'cum' in the above text is grammatically correct. But my adolescent sense of humour still gets a cheap laugh out of it. Bonus.
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