Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Rap & Hip-Hop, Latin Music
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Machete is dropping 8.1's , Me Comprendes Mendes
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Control Machete has a raw uncut sound that brings new flavor into the realm of latin hip-hop. From their cut Lupita to the hard-bumping Comprendes Mendes. This group brings something new into a world that needed a new kick."
Some of the best Hip-Hop in the World
Miles | Southern California | 02/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Control Machete is very fast becoming one of my favorite groups. I do not consider myself a hip-hop fan, nor do I speak very much Spanish. I was introduced to them through Spike Jones' commercial and their single "Si Senor." I had no idea that the rest of their music was even less repetive and so much more creative. If you understand even a little Spanish, you will realize how much deeper than typical American music they allow their lyrics to be. Their "Control Machete" song is a fun one that lets you believe you are listening to them live in concert somewhere, but creatively intertwines Mexican melodies and keeps it pretty fresh. Cheve is also very fun, and almost a Mexican rendition that will remind you of the skill of groups like the Sugar Hill gang back in the day.
Sure, some of their melodies and their lyrics are a little unpolished in this album, but the rough edges make it a lot of fun. "Justo 'N" and "Andamos Armados" have a depth you don't need to understand a lot of Spanish to appreciate. Humanos Mexicanos and Mexican Curios are also absolutely brilliant singles that prove that Control Machete could not be neatly defined as a "rap" or "hip-hop" group. They do not fit into the mold of American or Mexican music and are some of the most creative musicians in the business today. If you've enjoyed previous singals by the group today is the day to take the leap and buy an album. I did and the investment was well worth it."
Off the wall stuff
Sinuhe D. Montoya | germany | 12/15/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"i first heard of this group way back when, like in 1998. i didnt get their cd till ike 2 months ago cuz i had umm "aquired" the music by other means, if you will. but finally i decided to buy it becausae i liked it that much. its a good cd, they rap about some crazy stuff. some of the beats could use a little hlep, but all in all its a good cd. i would reccomend it to people. now, understand that this is mexican rap and it will be different from the stuff you are used to if you only listen to stuff in english."