Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Possibly Better Than His First LP (Rating: 8 out of 10- -4.0
Chandler | Atlanta (College Park), Georgia | 04/08/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you check Keith Murray's lyric sheet, you will know that he lays down some of the most complex lyrics to ever come out of one's mouth. No doubt he is a lyrical genius, if you heard his debut The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World. With this album, he turned up the intensity of his lyrics and got some darker production form producers like Erick Sermon.
The best songs on here are the ones when Keith doesn't wonder all over the world with his lyrics. Meaning that he is staight foward, and not come up with something that has no topic. A few of my favorites are "Manifique (Origonal Rules)" and "The Rhyme". The production on those tracks are excellent too. "Call My Name" is a nice song (not sure who he is aiming that to on here), but Keith has a message for those who steps to him. Another excellent cut would be Def Squad cut "Yeah". That track also features Busta Rhymes, and Erick Sermon produced a phat beat to listen to.
Enigma is an excellent album for Keith Murray's catalog. It's a little more dark sounding than his debut, but he still has the lyrical skills to let anyone know he was bringing the heat back in '96. Fans of Def Squad should already have this in their hands. If you're new to Keith Murray, check out The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World, before checking this one. Peace.
Guest Appearances: B+
Musical Vibes: A-
Top 5 Tracks:
1. Yeah (featuring Erick Sermon, Redman, Busta Rhymes, and Jamal)
2. The Rhyme
3. Manifique (Origonal Rules)
4. Dangerous Ground
5. Call My Name
1. Love L.O.D. (featuring 50 Grand and Kel Vicious)"
Quite possibly his best album (4 and 1/2 stars)
Nuisance | Miami | 09/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After a great first album, Keith Murray follows it up with Enigma. The album does have its flaws like Rhymin Wit Kel and Dangerou Ground(which was boring on the Dangerous Ground Soundtrack and is boring now). Outside of those two joints the album is great. Call My Name, Manifique(Original Rules), How To Def and What A Feelin show you why Keith Murray is one of the most underrated eastcoaster. I liked his first single The Rhyme and the remix is not a bad touch. Busta Rhymes, Redman, Erick Sermon and Jamal totally ripped Yeah in half. Love L.O.D. is another highlight as Keith Murray, Kel-Vicious and 50 Grand let of steam on the track. Keith Murray gives a touching tribute to his fallen partner on To My Mans with Dave Hollister adding to a good chorus. Bottom Line: Keith Murray's Enigma is Keith Murray at his best and is unquestionably a rap highlight of 1996. Keith Murray was still on fire when this album came out so you could expect the best from him. Standout Tracks: CALL MY NAME, MANIFIQUE(ORIGINAL RULES), THE RHYME(original and remix), WHAT A FEELIN, YEAH, LOVE L.O.D., TO MY MANS and WORLD BE FREE."
L.O.D. - Def Squad
Carltouis Stevenson | Angeles Mesa, Los Angeles | 10/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Keith Murray steps out for another dictionary rhyme book tales with another album entitled Enigma. He impressively both used a vocabulary to conversant with scholars and entertained his listeners with tales of adventure with titles like "World Be Free" and the heartfelt "To My Mans" featuring Dave Hollister. As he begins by antagonizing others on "Intro" it continues over to "Call My Name" as he dares any competition to contest. "Dangerous Ground" featuring 50 Grand is more upbeat than usual for Keith, but his ability to adapt nearly passes by. The highlight of this LP is "What A Feelin'" with its groovy, scale runs with the bass. "Love L.O.D." featuring 50 Grand & Kel-Vicious is a good display of patience and the tight knit of L.O.D. as the trio shows why they are the nicest in this profession. To close, Keith Murray's Enigma is lyrically fulfilling."