Friday, April 17, 2009

The Ave - Once Born Twice Dead

The Ave - Once Born Twice Dead
The Ave is a group from West Palm Beach, FL. The three members are Drastic, City and Ovaflo. This is their debut album and it was released in 1996 on Too Tight Records. Production is handled by Quarter, Drastic and Chuck Heman. The beats are composed with heavy synths and deep bass lines. They contain that southern 90's gangsta funk all through out the record. All three members contribute ruthlessly on the mic. Their rhymes are fierce and are mostly directed towards society. Featuring artists are AK47 and the Royal Tragedy Cartel. During the mid 90's, not many groups from Florida maintained their composure like The Ave did. Their sound differed from the rest and they were definitely ahead of their time. Overall the record shines with remorseless content and it certainly has a dark feel to it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice review of a really good album. Man I miss those days.