D.R.E.S. tha Beatnik

Have Mic...Will Travel: The EP

  • AllMusic Rating
    6
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

In the grand human beatbox tradition of Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, and the Roots' Rahzel, Atlanta favorite D.R.E.S. tha Beatnik makes the music with his mouth, matching a knack for old-school infectiousness with a formidable new-school rhyme flow. The sound works best on the folk-hop groove of "Microphone Fitness Session," which finds him nimbly trading rhymes with Anthony David, whose acoustic guitar gives the song an original, rootsy vibe. The underground approach to production gets a but muddy at times, but overall this is a solid hip-hop debut.

blue highlight denotes track pick