play for a Sunday morning football team and we often struggle to
field 11 men. However if we had the Blazin' (notice the missing
"G"!) Squad on our books we'd be laughing. There's just
so many of them.
you know nothing about these boys then let me enlighten you.
Blazin' Squad are a group of ten teenagers who (according to their
press release) formed their own rap group in North London at the
tender age of 13.
they are a culmination of two rival gangs who joined together in
order to create music. I'm
sure you're starting to get the picture.
who's been unfortunate enough to catch the video for the latest
single 'Love on the Line' probably suffered the same nausea I was
feeling, watching a bunch of kids clicking fingers gangsta-style
while wearing all manner of West Coast LA fashion whilst poncing
about in North London.
all I can do is take these lads' word that they are in no way manufactured,
but I have to say that's very hard to believe.
have a real clean cut "stage school" air about them, sing
and move in perfect unison and seem to have over 30 songwriters
working for the band. Anyway, enough of such cynicism, let's review
if you've heard 'Crossroads', then enough said.
Blazin' Squad's cover has collectively succeeded in destroying the
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony original version of Crossroads. But in all
fairness they are not the first band to plagiarise other material
only to ruin it. So ignoring this, what's the rest of the album
in a word, dreadful.
on the Line' is probably one of the worst offerings on the CD which
makes me wonder why it was chosen as the second single. But it's
the lyrics that really let the Blazin' Squad down. They are dire.
To be honest, it's easy to dismiss groups of this type. Very easy
in fact. But I make no apologies in pointing out how poor it is
and that I learnt nothing from it.
not quite nothing. The one thing I did learn from looking at the
countless pictures of the band in the accompanying booklet, is that
to look cool these days its vitally important not to smile at any
cost and to be as miserable as possible.
in a way is quite apt, because you too will have that "Wet
weekend in Hendon" look following just one listen to 'A New
boys, the only Crossroad you'll be meeting at in a couple of years,
is one with a Job Centre on the corner.
Mark out of 10: 1
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"I have to totally disagree with you. I think the album is
great, it's got great beats and lyrics and I think alot of people
will agree with me !!!"
its up to the reviewer what they think but me and loads of other
think they are great!