Motion Enterprise are a true-to-their-roots, straight firing hip hop collective based in Gloucester consisting of Mc’s Kadenza, Farai, Catchy P and Sketchster (who also does the lion share of production, mixing and mastering) as well as DJ Ryno and badboy beatboxer, Stromboli.
These boys have been putting in some serious graft for a while now and you may have come across their live show at the Crew Salam tent at Boom Bap and many other festivals this year or even maybe holding their own in any cypher, at anytime, anywhere, with anyone. Which they also seem to have a knack for!
Either way, they’ve been hard at it and their much anticipated debut has finally arrived in the form of a 15 track Long Player that definitely deserves your attention.
The project kicks off with an intro track where you can hear whispering samples with a distinctly boombap beat straight from the mouth of Stromboli over the top and drifts nicely into the energetic second track ‘Welcome To Our World’ that really sets the standard for the remaining 13 as you hear all members going all out with back to back verses that serve as personal introductions from the 4 MC’s.
The following slew of tunes perfectly demonstrate the versatility of the group with each MC donning an intricate, thought out solo track as well as breathing new life into subject matter in their group efforts.
A stand out track for us would be Sketchster’s soulful solo offering. Sitting at number 10 in the rotation, the disjointed keys in the beat bring you in as he lets you into his thoughts and gives you a proper look around his mind. This is one to really listen to and take in.
There are a couple of riddims that keep getting played over. Namely Catchy P’s solo effort ‘Rag Trade’ that sees him bring that bouncy boombap flow with sharp punches over an equally bouncy boombap beat (produced, of course, by Sketchster) as well as ‘Saw Dust’ in which Kadenza shines through with cryptic and
utterly spellbinding lyricism.
Another stand out is one of the only offerings on the project that have guest features from outside the Enterprise. ‘Regrets’ has more thought provoking themes delivered by Sketchster and Kadenza alongside Small Town Boredom’s Jpeg and Kenny B.
There are very few obvious errors in this project and you can definitely hear the time, care and love that’s been put in through the sincerity and passion that are blatant throughout. We’ve got a lot of love for these guys and we were delighted to hear such a well-rounded, professional release after keeping an eye on the singles, features and beats that have trickled through in the monumentally long run up to the LP being completed.
The finished product is embedded below for your listening/downloading pleasure and is available now on a ‘Name Your Price’ basis through the group's Bandcamp.
Give what you can or just put in ‘0’ and download it for FREE!! But make the most of being able to do so because you’re going to start noticing these guys everywhere and i'm sure their next project might well come with a (no doubt very reasonable) price tag.