News RnB 05/12/2017

Andy Cooper - The Layered Effect - Rocafort Records

Andy Cooper - The Layered Effect - Rocafort Records


New York, NY (Top40 Charts) 'The Layered Effect' by US rapper/producer Andy Cooper offers a punchy reminder of the creative fun to be had in digging for breaks, stringing up loops and layering up stratas of sound. Brimming full of delightful inflexions from the world of Jazz, Easy Listening, Film Soundtracks and Hollywood voices, it's a perfectly stitched sound patchwork that pays loving hommage to the classic, funky days of early rap. A touching testimony to the joys of Hip Hop then and now.

More than just the skinny white dude who's into old school beats, Andy Cooper has won his stripes after a twenty year stint with Hip Hop trio Ugly Duckling, then a couple more hanging out with The Allergies, not to mention the recent release of eight 7" singles, an EP and now his second solo LP. What is utterly charming is how enamoured and respectful he is of how it was at the beginning AND of how it still should be. Far from being the "old timer/delusional revivalist" he describes in 'Last of the Dying Breed', Cooper cares not about colour or age, but that rap stays fresh, exciting, competitive, similar to a precious martial art.

For Andy, rap is a noble form. He's a wordsmith extraordinaire, snappy and audacious, tipping his hat "to all the microphoners who still bring that dedication and expertise to their craft" and choosing to work with equally rapid sparring partners like Blabbermouf and MC Abdominal. Ownership of the genre is a constant theme throughout the LP. Like a contact sport, you punch and fight your way to the mic and once there "no one can take it from me". Reverance is constantly being paid to the dons that went before, overtly Rick Rubin & the Def Jam crew, but covertly the Reggae sound systems and jazzers of old.

Not a sloppy note or shabby rhyme here. It's an album that pops and fizzes with quirky beats and funky rhythms from start to finish. With production lines neater and sharper than a pair of sta press trousers, it's impossible not to be seduced by the sheer bouyancy of the lyrics, beats and intention. A refreshingly entire body of work with no low points, only head-nodding highs. It's good to stumble across a Hip Hop album that has you giggling, thinking, singing and wearing out the soles of your shoes all at once.

Lead tracks for radio play:
1.Here Comes Another One
2.Can't Be Satisfied
3.Anything Goes ( feat Abdominal)

http://www.youtube.com/user/uglyducklingvideos
http://www.instagram.com/andycooper75/
http://www.facebook.com/acooper75/
http://soundcloud.com/rocafortrecords/sets/andy-cooper-the-layered-effect/s-qKLg0
http://rocafortrecords.com




Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone



Most read news of the week
Bleacher Days Release New Music Video - "A Home-Run For The Pop Punk Community"
2Minute Minor Signs With Indie Vision Music; New Full Length "Blood On Our Front Stoop" Due Out 1st Quarter 2018
Light The Way Release 2 New Singles Via Indie Vision Music; New Full-Length Effort "False Memory Syndrome" Out March 2018
Black Eyed Children To Release New Project On DSN Music
Hip Video Promo Presents: Myles Marcus Releases The Stylish And Steamy "Crazy" Music Video On Huffington Post
Mariah Carey, DJ Khaled, Ne-Yo, Laverne Cox, Mario Lopez, Debbie Allen Dance Academy And Vonzell Solomon Headline Free La Concert To Celebrate Ahf 30th Anniversary, World Aids Day
Mainframe Release New Single "Undivided Devotion" Through Indie Vision Music; New EP "Burn The Boats" Out In 2018
Kim Wilde & Thrash Metal Band Lawnmower Deth To Release Anti-Christmas Song December 1st
Organ Legend Dr. Lonnie Smith To Release New Live Trio Album "All In My Mind" On January 12, 2018
Wishbone Ash's 'Twin Barrels Burning' And 'Raw To The Bone' Given First Official And Remastered Definitive Edition Re-Release!
Make Up For Ever And DJ Feder Launch The New Vibrant Music Track 'Breathe' To Celebrate The Launch Of Artist Color Shadow
Jim White, Enigmatic Gothic Anatomist, Returns With New Album 'Waffles, Triangles & Jesus,' Out Feb. 9 In The USA
Two Venezuelan Iconic Bands C4 Trio And Desorden Publico Celebrate Grammys 2018 Nomination
Robbie Williams New Album 'Under The Radar Volume 2' Out Today
Wongo Enlists Yolanda Be Cool And More To Remix "Paradise"




© 2001-2017
top40-charts.com
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0030949 secs // 4 () queries in 0.058907985687256 secs
Top40-Charts.com
Members Area




Experience our site ad-free!