So one of my favorite UK artists Not3s just released his new album “Take Not3s II” and my expectations have not been dissappointed. Quite the opposite actually. This 10 track project is filled with tunes that are both quotable and danceable (or if man don’t dance then headnoddable).
Let me start right away with my fave track “Just Fine”. Suuuuch a vibe. I quote; “My glow up is a haters hell on Earth, I hope they’re burning well, they sit on watch me shine, doin’ that Big Ben ’cause it’s my time”. Yesss! Another banger on this project is Sit Back Down with my beloved Maleek Berry of course. But this song you already know if you know and are in the knowing. If not, you better sit back down. “James St. Patrick, in a ghost when they see me” – HA!
I’m not gonna go through every single song on here but a general thing about Not3s; This likkle London boy is only 20 years old and has been working on his career since he was about 13 years old. Talking about being focused!! Most of you probably know him from his major hit “Addison Lee”. He was made to do this. Part of his success is certainly due to his ability to rap and sing at the same time. I personally really love his smooth voice. He’s one of the few rappers whose songs I would put as my morning alarm. Yeh I like to wake up slowly, I don’t know maybe you prefer being shouted at by Meek Mill. To each his own.
Anyways….musically this album has a lot to offer as well. “Neverland” features a vibey electric guitar a la Santana, “Palm Wine” has this Island Ting Sound that I love love love and “Trekked Like Me” does not only feature AJ Tracey but a completely unheard beat as well. You gotta listen to it in order to understand.
Another thing I like about Not3s is that his style and flow is super smooth and his lines are effortless and witty at the same time. Take this line from “Stressing Me” for example; “Take your cake and your recipe ’cause I need to make my dough”. Pretty smart innit?
But listen to the album yourself. And if you get the chance to sit by the beach and look at palm trees make sure you play “Palm Wine” while doing so. Truss mi!