Music Reviews

DJ Kayslay

The Streetsweeper Vol. 1

Sony

Yes, you’ve heard it before. In fact, since about 1996, you haven’t really heard anything but this unless you’ve searched really hard. Urban and pop radio has infested your eardrums with the music that pumps out of The Streetsweeper. No, DJ Kayslay is nothing close to original. Even with the Hubble telescope, the brother couldn’t see it or would confuse it for an invading alien horde that needed to be defended against.

Kayslay is yet another hip-pop pimp/playa/hustler who lives dirty on the “Streets” of Sony executives’ imaginations. He lauds himself with mediocre rhymes and fairly tired music along with all the all-stars of the hip-pop kingdom: Eminem, Raekwon, Fat Joe, 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, Black Rob, Craig Mack, Nas, Foxy Brown, Cam’ron, Funkmaster Flex, Kiiiiiiid Capriiiiiii!, Angie Martinez, Busta Rhymes and his Flipmode crew, MC Ren, WC, Joe Buddens, 8-Ball, MJG, Jagged Edge and Wyclef Jean. A star-studded cast of red dwarfs. See what a Sony contract can get ya!

Even with all these folks and (believe it, or not) more, Kayslay cannot cover up the fact that he is mediocre, at best. There are some entertaining moments (like “Get Shot the ** Up,” the Dre rip-off “Coast to Coast Gangstas,” “The Champions” and “Seven Deadly Sins”) on the 20-song disc, but ultimately The Streetsweeper is way too predictable, lacking way too much imagination, and could way too easily find its way in the gutter.

Sony: http://www.columbiarecords.com/ • DJ Kayslay http://www.djkayslay.com/


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