The New Classics

January 27, 2009

New Music: U-N-I, Return [ft. Talib Kweli]

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Song — Tags: , , , , , — Greg @ 8:35 pm


Song: Return [ft. Talib Kweli]
Artist: U-N-I
Album: Before There Was Love (mixtape)
Label: Honor Roll Records
Producer: Lee Bannon
Notes: none
Analysis: U-N-I already leaked the excellent ‘Cali Soul’ from their upcoming mixtape, and now here is the final leak before it’s release, ‘Return’, featuring the incomparable Talib Kweli. The track starts with a jack-in-the-box like piano for about 20 seconds, before transitioning into a smoother, foggier beat. Y-O & Thurz trade verses before Talib takes over and shows the young guns a few tricks:

From the hood where they open the oven to get us warm,
doin’ playground pullups to get us strong.
Soon as we get on, we leavin’ the women torn.
Stay up in the dorm, she lovin’ how I perform.

Break into a song like Flight of the Conchords.
Break out of the norms, stay fresh at all costs.

U-N-I knows what their doing too, though, and they obviously have the Kweli co-sign. Before There Was Love is one of my most anticipated mixtapes to come along this year, and they’re on the right path.
Rating: 7.5
Source: Nah Right


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