LIVING LEGENDS Almost Famous (Legendary Music) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNNDespite the Cali underground supercrew's similarites to Jurassic 5,.
Almost Famous (Legendary
Music) Rating: NNNN
Despite the Cali underground supercrew’s similarites to Jurassic 5, the aggressively networking Living Legends — a gathering of Oakland’s Mystik Journeymen and L.A.’s 3 Melancholy Gypsys along with Aesop from Fresno, Arata from Osaka and Bicasso from parts unknown — give more focus to the lyrical dexterity of the individual members and keep the beats basic. Although their jams may not be as funky as the Five’s, the Living Legends’ six unique MCs spitting fire in an awesome verbal attack more than make up for the shortcomings of Grouch’s home production. Just watch ’em tear up the Opera House before Defari and the Liks Sunday (February 17).