Ricca Razor Sharp Causeways & C-Trains

Ricca Razor Sharp Causeways & C-Trains

The murky, old school-influenced production provided by Soleo and Mantrakid for Ricca Razor Sharp's sophomore album could find him some serious success on the dance floor, although the aggressive, abrasive mix of synths, guitars and hard drums that make up many of the beats means it's most likely to happen in rap-friendly alt-rock clubs where they're willing to play classic Beastie Boys or Public Enemy. In fact, intro track "Rampage" would be a great blend from the Breeders's "Cannonball." As for RRS, he keeps his lyrics and flow simple, entertaining with his "don't give a fuck" attitude, humorous raps and concepts that include everything from an obvious ode to MILFS ("Funky Moms") to a chance to wax nostalgic for a whole decade ("Do You In The 80's") to an interesting comparison with public transportation on "C-Train Dancefloor." He even gets serious once, cautioning against excess on "You Can Have It." However, if it's aggressive, danceable, rock-influenced rap that you want, you can have it with Ricca Razor Sharp's Causeways & C-Trains. (Neferiu)