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Fokis f/ Joell Ortiz - Pandemonium (Single)
Posted by Administrator at Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: Fokis f/ Joell Ortiz
Title: Pandemonium
Label: Loyalty Records

Don't get it confused, this is not the same Focus who dropped "Dedicated" for free on the internet a few months back, hailing from the Aftermath camp. Apparently the two artists with similar names and different spellings have met and worked together before, which seems almost obvious when Fokis spits to a beat hard enough to have been Dr. Dre or one of his ghost producers. In fact if you're not paying attention you might mistake Fokis for The Game, but Joell Ortiz will jar you back to reality. "Listen I ain't botherin you, don't be botherin me/Cause you already background and I'll make you harder to see [...] Back to the fact I'm crushin like half of the cats you lovin/But the other half, C'MON! We'd be havin a whack discussion." Ortiz' certainly doesn't pull punches and with all due respect to Fokis he steals the show on this single, and I'd recommend the single with it's heavy handed pianos on the strength of his bars alone. If Fokis can escape The Game's shadow with L.E.S. help, he might turn out to be type nice too.

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