I really wanted to like this one. I met these guys a couple of years ago and they were very nice. I just got this CD on the mail and the first thing I notice was that Toy Selectah (former Control Machete) was doing some production, and if you read more than two of my previous reviews, you know that I pretty much love Toy's productions. So I was like, yeah! They finally sent me something decent to listen to!
I played it and the intro was awesome. Really cool cumbia-dub beat. Great! I couldn't wait for the rest. But then they started signing, and automatically I started skipping the tracks one by one, trying to find some more of that cumbia-dub sound but I was quite disappointed. All I found was ultra-clichéd Latin reggae with corny lyrics and something like a salsa fusion that may be cool if you are a bar-band in Miami, FL. but it's tacky almost everywhere else. Then they start rapping and well... we all know what happens when Miami people try to rap! Go ahead, turn on MTV at any given time this summer. You'll see.
In the end, only one of the tracks is produced by Toy and it's not even the best track in the album. The rest is not bad if you're into that type of music, but it's definitely not my cup of tea. I'm just keeping the intro and one more of the up-tempo songs to possibly spin at the parties. Sorry guys. I really tried!