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The Brand New Heavies: Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol. 1 (Delicious Vinyl/Atlantic)

Jon Young, Musician, October 1992

ENGLAND'S BRAND New Heavies may be an ordinary soul-funk combo, but that hasn't stopped enterprising A&R types from gettin' busy. For their debut album, somebody got the bright idea of enhancing the lineup with an outside singer; unfortunately, chanteuse N'Dea Davenport had little more presence than the group. This time, they've devised a better scam. Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol 1 finds theHeavies backing 10 guest rappers, with mixed yet generally engaging results.

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