3 CLOSE 2 CALL

To quote Third Kind’s Dr. Soose, "the joke’s on you jack!" Anyone who sleeps on this hip-hop trio is slipping. Where a lot of groups don’t have enough material to complete an entire album, or are so unfocused that their LP sounds like a scattershot compilation, Third Kind manages to avoid both of these pitfalls. The star of the show is definitely Dr. Soose. The creative mind behind the group’s beats, Soose paints a sonic landscape that takes listeners on a trip that crosses time, geography and culture. MCs Falah Salaam and Spec more than hold their own, sounding comfortable over the eclectic sounds, serving wack MCs, addressing hip-hop sellouts, reminiscing on relationships and more. Spec’s voice takes some getting used to, but his flow adds even more flavor to the group. With a couple of exceptions, there’s almost no fast forward material here. Fans of Black Eyed Peas should take notice, but make no mistake, Third Kind has a style of its own.
Scroll to read more Music News articles
Join the Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Detroit Metro Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.