Sunday, June 06, 2010


Ketchup was one of 09's true gems. For me, it ticked all the boxes - stellar production and amazing lyricism which was just was honest to a fault. And that sincerity was what truly won me over. After a year long wait, Ronnie's back and serving as all with MSTRD. After digesting and letting it all sink in, it's everything I had hoped it to be and more. Themes explored run the gamut of life and love and Ronnie tackles it all with panache an ever developing maturity. The production is on point and like the themes explored, vary in mood and texture but retain a rhythm heavy consistency thanks to some amazing drums throughout. "The Richers" is a personal highlight thanks in part to Oddisee's amazing production, which brings to mind Ski beats back in the mid to late 90s, as well as each person contributing a golden verse (Asher in particular almost steals the song...I know, right?).

[TiRon MySpace]

[MSTRD is available for free download courtesy of The Cafeteria Line.]

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