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CD REVIEW: Brodhi - "The Dovecote"
By Gian F - 01/16/2006 - 02:50 PM EST

Artist: Brodhi
Album: "The Dovecote"
CD Review: Genre: Rap
Sounds Like: ?
Technical Grade: 9
Production/Musicianship Grade: 8
Commercial Value: 8
Overall Talent Level: 8
Songwriting Skills: 8
Performance Skill: 8
Best Songs: Part Of The Flock, The Hunted, Day To Day, Bubblegum Babylon
Weakness: ?
CD Review: Brodhi, a rap artist from the San Francisco Bay Area, who many will mistakenly compare to Eminem, turned in a project that is both lyrically potent and well-performed. His tight flow and precise delivery are where the parallels to the artist formerly known as "Slim Shady" will begin, but also where they should end.

His most commercial track, the powerfully succinct "Part Of The Flock," is an introduction to his perspectives and philosophies and it features some very soulful background vocals by Jaye Amayalbert, a female vocalist who can really sang. The obvious follow-up and perhaps the more "conventional" lead-off single is "The Hunted," in which he claims he'd rather be the predator than the prey, will prove that Brodhi is the real deal and has bonafide talent.

For some in the music industry (professionals who don't think out of the box), Brodhi will be viewed as an "acquired" taste; meaning that they wouldn't exactly know how or who to market him to. He's well aware of this and that's why he created "Bubblegum Babylon," a track that exposes the cookie cutter approach to finding and promoting artists that labels often take. He knows the challenges that face him and he could give a damn about them or making money for that matter. He's driven by his passion and succeeding on his own terms.

It's time to open the gate to the Dovecote and let this dove soar to new heights...if he elects to do so.

Advice: Find your (marketing) angle and commit to it.

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