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The Delta Boys – Special Delivery

Mon, 2011-12-05 17:19 -- lop3z

Shakey and Colltrane got together around June of this year and formed the group The Delta Boys and this is their first release, the mixtape Special Delivery.

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This is a ten track mixtape that starts with the Drake ft Jay-Z track Light Up which is produced by Noah “40” Shabib and Tone Mason. It gives a nice entry to the mixtape as the airy beat loosens you into the music as Colltrane drops in with a strong stance and fires his 1st bars

Its just a thought, what if we never fought

What if you found me even though Im Jack Shepard Lost

Like I have no reputation cos my credits gone

But fuck it since your gone I think I'm better off

The tape progresses with some more commercial type tracks like Lil Wayne's 6ft 7ft, Kanye West's Power and Kanye & Jay-Z's Otis to name just a few but for me the real banger on here and to which I truly hold the most respect is the final track, their rendition of Tinchy Stryder's Game Over. The Delta Boys have landed some top heads on here and the energy is savage and progressive from start to finish. They have pulled in Mango, Tha Duke, Murka, Rob Steenson and Mr. HighSpeed to deliver verses and this track has an electric charge that stimulates and fires the nodes in your brain. This track sees Shakey get a bit more aggressive as he goes from a single rapping flow, then upping his pace to catch and push the energy for the track

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Doin' the girls in the toilet like I'm in the mile high

I blast off like a mother-fuckin rocket

Cos when I do that, there is no stoppin'

This mixtape takes a very commercial approach with the tracks that are used and so if thats not your thing then you will probably find it hard to lock into this one. But on the other hand if Kanye, Weezy, Drake and Ace Hood type tracks are your listening pleasure then you'll slide right into this.

Shakey and Colltrane both have a similar style and so have chosen tracks to suit just that. Your not going to get complicated rhyming styles on here but at least they embrace that and just deliver on the tracks with high energy and some decent couplets interlaced with some clever similes and metaphors.

The Delta Boys wanted to use this mixtape with well known tracks to introduce themselves but they have already started on their next project which will be a body of all original tracks. They are also both working on some original solo projects at the moment too so you can expect to hear more from Shakey, Colltrane and The Delta Boys.

The mixtape Special Delivery can be downloaded for free from the 23rd of December and you can check out the guys facebook and  reverbnation pages on;