Saturday 8 January 2011

Wretch 32 - Traktor

I'm going to try and make this review diplomatic.  I'm sure for grime and urban music lovers this is a great quality piece of music.  I'm just not one of them.

Real name Jermaine Sinclair, Wretch 32 is set to be the next big UK Urban star.  I'll start with the good.  The middle-eight is the best bit of this track, with a cool piano riff shining through.  But it only seems that way in context.

As a whole, Traktor is relentless, monotonous noise.  The beat is bearable for a short while, but is in need of a small thing called 'variation'.  The rapping contains apparently intelligent lyrics such as "My lifestyle's terribly wild/But you never catch me on Jeremy Kyle".  The video is likely to induce epileptic fits.  And altogether it brings nothing new to the table, unlike many of the other SO2011 nominees.

To top it all off, he can't spell.  And for the record, 'Imma' is not a word. 

That's about as diplomatic as I get.