THE NILLAZ

"Home Wrecker" (Placeholder Records)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

For the most part, the Nillaz's "Home Wrecker" CD is a little too hip-hop for my tastes. But the good news is that the CD is closer to the edgy Beastie Boys hip-hop style than, say, Limp Bizkit's much more commercial sound.

Packed to the gills with raunchy, politically incorrect lyrics (usually, the songs are about booze, women, or both), "Home Wrecker" is a fun party record when it's rocking hard, but slows down considerably when the guitars go away and the hip-hop quotient goes up.

Best tracks on the CD are the outrageous title track, the surprisingly intelligent "Gamblin' Man" and the obviously entitled "Hoochie."

Fans of rap/rock combos like the aforementioned Beasties and Limp Bizkit will find something to like on "Home Wrecker." Those who want no rap in their rock best steer away.

The Nillaz: Jave and Ill-On - emcees; Brian Forbes - guitar; Rafael Carruthers - bass; Mike Nappi - drums; Kevin Saunders - drums; Jano Rix - keys; Fatz Founzlow - some vocals.

For more information, check out http://www.thenillaz.com

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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