C.L. Smooth, American Me 12″

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

With his partnership with Pete Rock in the early 90s, C.L. Smooth established himself as an MC whose skill and charisma were indefatigable. His latest single, "American Me", finds that his abilities haven't flagged in the least. Over a sizzling funk track, Smooth digs hard into detractors, using political language to take on all comers. With it's smooth-rolling chorus and walloping beat, "American Me" finds new ways to make the personal political.