Blitz the Ambassador, Native Sun

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.07.11 in Reviews

Blitz The Ambassador is a nimble-tongued, insouciant Freestyle Fellowship-style rapper, a guy who know who to wear a smartly cocked porkpie hat and how to drape his densely worded and rapid-fire verses lightly over the nightclub ambience. Native Sun finds him weaving in and out of a boho-jazz-club backdrop of smoky trumpet, swells of wah-wah guitar, and a spine-slippingly polyrhythmic beat that peppers drum tracks with darting bongos and live percussion. The result is a richly funky and soulful Afro-funk fusion with Native Tongues hip-hop.