July 01, 2023

Kid Sensation - Rollin' With Number One (1990)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Style: Pop Rap
Label Number: NMCD 70180-2

© 1990 Nastymix Records
Seattle's Kid Sensation's (Steve Spence) debut is an engaging, if not totally compelling, slab of hip-hop...He's macho, but not misogynistic; he's got a feel for a hook and good pop sense, but he isn't simply cannibalizing '70s funk riffage; and his political righteousness is more explicit on the sleeve notes than it is on the disc. While not creating any forceful moments, he comes through as a smart interpreter, especially when he slows down the pace and grinds through some Bootsy-inspired bass blurts on "Maxin' With E.C.P." As strong are the two tracks he originally released as a double A-side 12-inch, "Back To Boom" and "I S.P.I.T.," which tap into the Kid's obvious strengths, such as his felicitous wordplay and stone-tough backing tracks.

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