When the clock struck 13, everybody knew it was CES Cru’s time to take the spotlight.
Their Strange Music debut EP, 13, offered up some of the duo’s sharpest writing and explored a new direction thanks to crisp new production from the likes of Seven, Info Gates, Jayson “Koko” Bridges, and Smart Alec. 13 also included guest spots from Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko, making the 8 track project a heavy contender for one of the best releases from the Snake and Bat in 2012.
That feeling seems to be catching on as The Dharma Of Dope recently reviewed 13, noting the superb production and focused lyricism:
The EP’s closer “It’s Over” is as hard of a banger as anything we’ve heard out of the Snake & Bat camp recently, and features label mates Krizz Kaliko and Tech N9ne (both of whom KILL IT). Throughout the EP, the production is fist-bitingly dope (with credits going to Strange in-house producer Seven, Info Gates, Smart Alec, and Koko of Basement Beats), and the lyrics are nothing short of what long time CES CRU fans have come to expect. For the newly acquainted, this serves as a perfect “come on in, we’re dope as shit” project, and as yet another brain-melting, face-eating, soul-thumping release added to the Strange Music catalogue.
In the 13th hour, CES Cru has definitely earned a place among the elite.
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