Square Won

Click Tha Supah Latin

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Square Won Review

by Bret Love

Though not as well-known as other artists from the West Coast hip-hop underground, Click tha Supah-Latin has a retro vibe comparable to Jurassic 5, whose appearance on "Lunchtime" is one of many head-bobbin' tracks on his impressive debut. Square Won should establish Click as a progressive, multi-talented artist, given the CD's lyrics that emphasize positivity, family, and originality; music that recalls ol' school classics without biting styles; and remarkable vocal percussion skills that are second only to Rahzel's. Once you get past the obnoxiously repetitive intro, nearly every song is a winner: "Beatbox Break" is a remarkable showcase for his formidable beatbox skills; "Diferenté" is a flute-laden Latin hip-hop throwdown Cypress Hill would kill for; and "Sandstorm" and "Get Live" find Click dropping dense, rhythmically syncopated rhymes that prove he's just as powerful as an MC as he is on beatbox. The album is a family affair, with tha Supah-Latin's 11-year-old son, Click 44, serving as his diminutive sidekick and, while having his five-year-old daughter bust a rhyme may seem corny, "Family Freestyle" is enough to prove that there are at least two generations of talent in Click's clique.

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