Chali 2na is one of those guys who turns everything he touches into pure gold. His two main projects are Jurrasic 5 and Ozomatli and while both are terrific bands in their own right, the addition of Chali 2na on vocals is what creates their signature sounds.
After working with just about everyone in the business, 2na has finally decided to drop a solo project. The result is the excellent Fish Outta Water which drops today to overwhelmingly favorable reviews.
REVIEW OF REVIEWS
…known affectionately by his fans as the verbal Herman Munster, Chali 2Na will release his highly anticipated debut solo album, entitled Fish Outta Water, independently. Hopefully this will finally give listeners the opportunity to get to really know who Chali 2Na is, as a person and artist. “I’m basically striving to be an all around artist and not just be known for that verbal Herman Munster from Jurassic 5 that people would point me out as,” states 2Na. “It’s striving, so to speak, to be an ambassador to the brand. That’s the mission that I’m on.”
It took me a while to get around to this review because I couldn’t stop listening to this album. I’m not the hugest J5 fan so I was really surprised at how much I loved it. The production on each song is first rate and when you add his lyrics to the mix you get something phenomenal. Fans of underground Hip Hop don’t need to be preached at about Chali 2na but the rest of you need to pay attention.
1. Get Focused
2. International – Beenie Man,
3. So Crazy
4. Look Shit Down
5. Don’t Stop
6. Keep Goin’ – Choklate
7. Comin’ Thru
9. Love’s Gonna Getcha
10. Righteous Way
11. When Will I See You Again – eLZhi
12. Guns Up – Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley
13. Graff Time
14. Controlled Coincidence – Kanetic Source
15. 4 Be Be – Ming Xia