Celsius 7

Snap Sounds: Celsius 7's "Life Well Spent"


"First date was lovely, and the second was stellar: by the third I was liking you hella," Bay Area MC Celsius 7 states on my Indian Summer jam "Difficult" from his new album Life Well Spent. Leave it to  the former Psychokinetics crew member to vibrantly revive the hoary "hella" chestnut -- it's not the first time you hear it on a disc that's full of sunny tracks from the hip-hop comfort zone, and also includes references to Wild Style, Krush Groove, Doug E. Fresh, Rubik's Cube necklaces, "Where's the beef?," and Dungeons and Dragons. Hey, what's that? An EPMD sample? Aw yeah.

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