Mercury dropped the ball on promoting the Lighter Shade of Brown – Layin’ In The Cut album because this album was overlooked as a result in lack of promotion. LSOB’s career did not last long as a result of the lack of promotion despite having a hot song constantly played in rotation on airwaves. The album did not chart very as expected. So Mercury dropped LSOB from the label and their recording contract.
Latin hip hop duo Lighter Shade of Brown takes us on a ride while layin’ in the cut on Dip Into My Ride. We dip into their ride and they take us on the other side. We enjoy a taste of good life on this joint. It’s late night and LSOB is living the night life like Letterman. We later find ourselves rollin’ down the strip. From here, we just sit back, chill, and enjoy the cool breeze.
Funk meets hip hop on Where Ya At. LSOB drops mad funk in their scriptures in terms of lyrics resulting breaking grounds. Where Ya At breaks solid ground. LSOB gets down to the nitty gritty with their touch of Latin fusion in their raps. Lighter Shade of Brown took us on a ride while layin’ in the cut on this LSOB album right here.
Talking’ ‘Bout Gettin’ It On is a perfect song for you and your love when you want to get into the mood. The song Talking’ ‘Bout Gettin’ It On is perfect for a light night romance rendezvous for your lover in bed. The Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On is a perfect sample to interpolate and sample in a song such as this. The percussion ensemble is very light in terms of musical presence. Communication is key in a relationship both physically and mentally. Overall, Talking’ ‘Bout Gettin’ It On is a perfect song for you and your partner to get in the mood with.
Hey DJ is the LSOB anthem that became an international hit song across airwaves on radio stations across Earth. Rap meets Latin and dance music on Hey DJ. Hey DJ is a percussion heavy ridden dance radio ballad. Hey DJ was a hot song constantly played in rotation on airwaves back in the 1990s. In other words, Hey DJ dominated the radio waves later climbing to the single digits on the BillBoard Charts.
I rate this album 4/5****.