From the cover I thought Oscar G was going to be a pretty boy rapper, throwing down some simple romantic rhymes for the ladies to groove to. With song titles like "Stuck On You", "Back to You", and "I Think of You" who could blame me? The reality of the situation in my CD deck was much worse. I had unknowingly put on a House record. *Shudder*
For those who don't know House is a form of electronica that blends elements of funk, soul, and disco with hyper kinetic programmed drums and pointless vocals. The vocals on these records for all intents and purposes are simply another instrument, propelling the melody so people have something to dance to. If House is your thing Oscar G is going to be your new best friend. To his, and his label Nervous Records, credit "DJ" is a full release. While most labels, no matter what genre they focus on, are skimping on extras these days "DJ" is a three disc CD/DVD combo package for the price of a single record. The first disc is new content from Oscar G, which does nothing for me as I'm not a fan of the genre but if you're into the kind of hyper dance music they play on your local pop station late on Friday nights this is probably going to be right up your alley. But there is nothing lyrically here to count as anything more than a place holder for the beats.
The second disc and the DVD contain a live show which I couldn't actually finish. Again if you're into this kind of thing I'm sure you'll love it, though the idea of watching a rave while sitting on your sofa strikes me as odd. Even the beautiful women wearing very little clothing that pop up dancing couldn't keep my attention. However if you ever have to torture a raver kid I suppose you could tie him up and force him to watch other people have a good time while he himself cannot dance. Otherwise this is strictly for dance fans, and hip hop heads shouldn't let the presence of the word DJ trick them into thinking this is something it isn't.
Music Vibes: 5 of 10 Lyric Vibes: 0 of 10 TOTAL Vibes: 2.5 of 10
Originally posted: June 23, 2009