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Stack$ f/ Jah Cure - Flyin' High (Single)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: Stack$ f/ Jah Cure
Title: Flyin' High
Label: Stacks Music

The latest rapper to come along on a reggae feel-good vibe and offer praises to the ganja leaf is D.C. and Maryland native Yannique Barker, better known as Stack$. I have to admit I'm not hating the groove of the song or the tropical vibe of his music video (particularly the honeydips) but I'm a little more ambivalent about Stack$ himself as an MC. His bio claims he got his name from Brisco in reference to his ability to write stacks of rhymes, but Brisco is himself an unproven commodity in hip-hop so I'm not sure that's a ringing endorsement. I know it really shouldn't matter in 2008, but I can't figure out watching the video whether Stack$ is really light-skinned or just white with a tan, and his somewhat high-pitched vocal tone doesn't help. The song is cool and irie but I'll thank the music and the rasta vibes for that and wait to see if Stack$ lives up to his hype on future efforts.

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