The Grouch

Sound Advice

(Alpha Pup Records)

Release date: Sep 9, 2003

The combined work of The Grouch, D-Styles (DJ), and Daddy Kev (producer), Sound Advice is a very short (21 minutes in total) dive into an experimental world of classical jazz/hip hop fusion. The entire work stands out for its sharp use of jazz-tinted piano, string, and horn pieces floating over subtle "beats" (I am loath to use that term when writing of hip hop) and elaborate double-bass riffs skilfully arranged into a hip hop context that "makes sense". It is recommended for the wonderfully original (in the context of a hip hop album) compositions and arrangements of D-Styles and Daddy Kev, as well as being a worthy introduction to The Grouch.

Track Listing

  1. 1. Square One
  2. 2. Opening Spit
  3. 3. Usually
  4. 4. Nowadays
  5. 5. Different Everybodys
  6. 6. All Gotta Live
  7. 7. Dollars for Not
  8. 8. Visibly Vocal
  9. 9. I Got Class
  10. 10. Climax Cleverly
  11. 11. Exit

Produced by Daddy Kev