Sound — 8
Quarashi? Who are they? Rappers? Rockers? Well, both, but a bit different then the normal. They'll use heavy, catchy, riffs with a lyrical bombardment like on Stick 'Em Up, but its not just guitars and drums...although I can't positively say it I'm nearly positive I hear a trumpet and a sax on the song Mr.Jinx. Their quieter, softer side is expressed in Dive In which uses a nifty piano part to craft the song. Notable tracks: ~Stick 'Em Up ~Baseline ~Mr.Jinx
Lyrics — 8
Mostly rap lyrics with the occasional singing part...but it does go with the music. The chorus on Stick 'Em Up is very catchy and goes well with the cool guitar part (which almost sounds like a siren in a way). Most of the lyrics here are good although there is the occasionsal dumb little insert of a word that doesn't make any sense but all in all it's good stuff.
Overall Impression — 8
Overall this CD kicks a**! From the catchy riffs to the slight jazzy feeling on some songs this CD is a must have for rap-rock fans. Check this one out!