Organized Noize/Universal Records
Ranking 8/10

Cool Breeze will be knocking out the competition with a cool blow to your brain. This album is a jem. Following in the footsteps of fellow down-south rappers, Outkast and Goodie Mob, Cool Breeze puts together an extremely impressive combination of lyrics, beats, featured artists and creativity. Their style is extremely similar to Outkast. If you haven't heard of Outkast, they're one of the best rap groups ever. When rap dies out, Outkast will live on. Cool Breeze will stimulate you to rethink the lyrics that they throw at you, they'll give you new perspectives, and no doubt draw you in.

"We Get It Crunk" features Kurupt and puts a creative, simple and catchy beat. Their first single, "Watch For The Hook" features label-couterparts, Outkast & Goodie Mob. Just a great song, whose diversity of lyrics will make it an underground classic. "Butta" intices you to look at a common subject with different point of view.

Cool Breeze has hit the scene hard. This is an album that ought to silently make a big name for itself. Where the mainstream won't embrace it, the underground will. If you enjoy Outkast and Goodie Mob's style then this album is a must get. Otherwise, I'd give this album a serious consideration when you decide to add another hip hop album to your collection.


(Originally posted on HipHopCanada.com)

This review was written April 5, 1999