IRS “Beats”/“Party People”/“WhatChuWan

This is easily one of the best releases I have heard out of the T. Dot in a very long time. While IRS MCs Cory Deez and Black Kat (of the massive Toronto crew Monolith) might not be talking about anything different than usual, they have plenty of mic skills. Deez and Kat have both a dope flow and very funny punch lines throughout. It’s interesting to hear a Toronto accent and actually hear them coming off with some dope skills. Plus, the self-produced beats don’t hurt either. There have been a few Toronto releases with better production, but then it’s usually created by artists from outside of Toronto. This time a T.O. producer is coming with something a little different. And for the first time someone has released a three-song single that has three different vibes, but each is executed perfectly and none of them sound like obvious attempts at Top 40 appeal. The obvious classic is “Beats,” a lopsided beat with cowbells, snares and telephone bells that should hopefully become a sneak-attack smash hit. “Party People” is a nice party jam that again sticks with the cowbells, a phat little bass line and some g-funk keyboards. The B-side track, “WhatChuWantNow?,” is a slick Dirty South ditty that is starting to become a necessary component to every release. IRS handles it all splendidly. A completely solid single that should bring some attention to the Monolith crew. (One Rock)