MISFITS OF SCIENCE: MOS Presents
By Andrew Hughes
I must admit, this surprised me in a couple of ways. Firstly, the album in it's entirety is innovative in terms of beats and lyrical content. Many tracks include vocal bites inside the percussion, which is very effective, and The Misfits move from personal views to fictional happenings to child-like boasting in rhyme throughout. Secondly, the quality of each track is incredibly advanced for our hip-hop environment. Colossal and Optimus are both highly confident on the mic which shows in their flow and delivery. But the gold lies within their production. Tracks like Chemical Madness, Trailblazers and The Remarkables (my pick), sound more traditional; where Lump It (second pick), Ain't Nobody and Catch Up rely on thumping kicks and heavy bass to carry the rhythm. Subsequently, there are many 'nooks-n-crannies' to the album (skits, song diversification) that make 'MOS Presents' a thoroughly enjoyable and not-just humorous listen: you must play it the whole way through to get my point. Not so much an album as it is a variety show in audio form. Check this if you're a dedicated hip hop listener who enjoys some slightly different material.