Ozomatli, 'Don't Mess With the Dragon' (Concord)

6
Don't Mess With the Dragon
Critical Mass
Label: Concord

by Mikael Wood

No doubt inspired by the massive success of the Black Eyed Peas (their former peers in Los Angeles' '90s anti-gangsta rap underground), these proudly multicultural groove merchants downplay the hip-hop boom-bap on their fourth studio disc, in favor of busy pop jams that mirror the overstimulation of 21st-century city life. And though they're much beloved by brainy activist types, Ozomatli are no highbrows: "After Party" cribs the vocal melody from Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear It for the Boy."

Now Hear This: Ozomatli - "Can't Stop" DOWNLOAD MP3

>> Listen to Ozomatli on Napster

BUY:

iTunesAmazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 M.I.A. — Gold " 01:48
  • 2 A Sunny Day in Glasgow — Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End) [Ice Choir Remix] " 04:35
  • 3 Azealia Banks — Heavy Metal And Reflective " 02:31
  • 4 Mystery Skulls — Paralyzed (Single Version) " 02:34
  • 5 G-Eazy — Say Ft. French Montana " 04:32
  • 6 Kevin Morby — We Did It All Wrong " 04:47
  • 7 Kiesza — Giant In My Heart (Arches Remix) " 05:50

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA