Vagrant's Vacation

label: topshelf

production: hyphessobrycon

guests: g. cutty, breez evahflowin'

year of release: 2004

side one: 1. Vagrant's Vacation feat. G. Cutty (Radio); 2. Experts (Album); 3. Samurai Code feat. Breez Evahflowin' (Album); 4. Vagrant's Vacation (Accapella)

side two: 1. Vagrant's Vacation (instrumental); 2. Experts (instrumental); 3. Samurai Code (instrumental); 4. Experts (Accapella)
There does not seem to be too much troubling Brycon's mind. Or at least he doesn't speak about it in his music. Because track one talks about vacationing, track two about weed and track three about ...uhm… spiritual finding oneself? Well, two out of three then, even though the last can lead to getting the troubling off of one's mind.
However, in many ways these topics sound about right for the summer that's just around the corner. Even though a samba rhythm is always a bad idea, it kinda fits the song "Vagrant's Vacation", that partially talks about how a vacation in the Caribbean would be kinda nice. So we run through a bundle of dreams, wishes and actual vacation adventures, partially rhymed about by Brycon and partially by G. Cutty. As said over a summery beats, that's just too Latin Jazz for this geezer here. What doesn't say much though, because that's just not my thing, but could be yours. The second song then caters to the herb' connoisseurs or "Experts". There's a guitar that carries the song and Brycon is coughing himself through the thick cloudy arms of Mary Jane. And to his lyrics, DJ Equal adds the expert scratching.
Lastly, Breez Evahflowin steps up to do "Samurai Code". This is a song that can not just be casually observed. It sure gives the appearance of entertainment, but actually is knee deep in concepts you might want to ponder. So it's kinda like "Island" by Aldous Huxley, that promises to be a novel, but is actually a deep philosophical book. This topic might be a harsh turn of events, compared to the relaxation issues of track one and two, but that should not keep you away from this 12". That doesn't do everything right (the beat of "Samurai Code" is also better during the verses, where it's minus guitar), but offers a lot of said relaxation, along with some spiritually stimulating.
review: tadah
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