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Review: Colours of the Culture – ‘Roy G Biv: What A Colourful World’

In Hip Hop by Alasdair Kennedy

Review: Colours of the Culture – ‘Roy G Biv: What A Colourful World’

Courtesy of Talib Kweli & Javotti Media comes this brand new hip hop collective, Colours of the Culture, with a mixtape titled Roy G Biv: What A Colourful World. The record features verses from Talib Kweli himself and a multitude of other hip hop artists including Styles P, Narcy and Truly Def.

The flows are tight, the performances are energetic and the beats are a lush mixture of both modern electronica and old skool soul and latin. Projects like this are great at shining light on new talents, perhaps the most promising on this record being Brazilian-born rapper and co-founder of the project NIKO IS who showcases a unique gruff delivery. Listen to the project below.

“Imagine a group of the most inquisitive, adventurous, fun-loving and intelligent people you’d ever want to meet. Add in huge doses of talent, ambition and the passion to travel the world in search of new experiences. What you end up with is the beautiful sonic experience that is ROYGBIV: What A Colorful World.”- Talib Kweli

Download at The Kweli Club

 

 

TRACK LIST

1.     Ordained-Narcy & NIKO IS (prod. by Thanks Joey)

2.     BOM DIA-NIKO IS, Seth Byrd, Crown Marquiss & Truly Def (prod. by Thanks Joey)

3.     140th & Amsterdam- Chaz Van Queen & NIKO IS (prod. by Chaz Van Queen)

4.     Oh Hector- NIKO IS & Thirstin Howl III (prod. by Federico Pena)

5.     Castles In BK- Talib Kweli (prod. by Thanks Joey)

6.     French Toast-Amani Fela & NIKO IS (prod. by Thanks Joey)

7.     24K- Chaz Van Queen & NIKO IS (prod. by Krikos)

8.     Or Sum- NIKO IS & K’Valentine (prod. by Thanks Joey)

9.     Abuelo- Townsky Diaz & Anthony Cole (prod. by Townsky Diaz & Justin “Radi8” Rogacki)

10.  Rap Psalms- Narcy, MK Asante & Am I Am (prod. by Thanks Joey)

11.  The Mathematics- Styles P & Talib Kweli (prod. by Henry Daher)

12.  Kings From The East- Chaz van Queen, Palmer Reed & Truly Def (prod. by Thanks Joey)

13.  Paint The Sky Lazy-NIKO IS (prod. by DJ Spintelect & Thanks Joey)

14.  Step Up To The Plate-NIKO IS & Seth Byrd (prod. by J. Vega)

15.  Chaka!- Chaz Van Queen & NIKO IS (prod. by Chaz Van Queen)

16.  George Jefferson- NIKO IS (prod. by Krikos)

17.  Ordained Remix- Narcy & NIKO IS (prod. by Thanks Joey)