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The GreyCrow has landed!. Eligh's first solo album since 2003's Poltergeist. Five years ago, Eligh, the prolific beatsmith and emcee from the Living Legends crew, was wandering the streets of downtown Los Angeles searching for his next fix. After abusing drugs recreationally, he eventually dove deeper into a deadly addiction to heroin, threatening not only his life, but also his love for music. Turning down tours and worried for his own health and well being, he admitted himself into rehabilitation. With five years of clean living, Eligh hopes that his story of hope can help others through their troubles, whether it is a drug addiction, loss of a family member or losing yourself. Eligh, who refers to himself as, "The Crow," says this album represents growth and wisdom acquired from his struggles over the past seven years -- struggles that morphed him into a more mature, Grey Crow. Eligh splashes the album with bright rays of hope, which are coalesced with dark drops into a rumbling low end, which grant the album a perfect mixture of dark and light elements. Eligh handles the production on fifteen tracks; longtime Living Legends affiliate, Elusive, and UK dubstep producer, Starkey, produce one track each. Eligh also extends his wings and brings notable guest features from Brother Ali, The Grouch, Aesop Rock, Luckyiam, Zumbi of Zion I, Scarub, Marty James, Pigeon John and many more.
L'addition : Ca fait un petit moment qu’on ne vous a pas proposer du Rap et on va se racheter. Eligh rappe bien. Même très bien. Son flow est clair, incisif et rapide. Les prods sont d'excellentes factures. Le thème un peu Dark de l'album (le corbeau gris) est merveilleusement bien dosé. Grey Crow est assurément un des tout meilleurs albums rap de 2010.