“All the critics love me ok, all the critics love me, all the critics love me ok…in the United Kingdom,” – runs J Todd’s cheeky/ ironic chorus on All The Critics on Mr Fantastic‘s debut wax release. If cheeky, that’s technically the sort of arrogance that wants taking down a peg or two isn’t it? The thing is…Fantastic’s beat is laid over a classic Meters sample, he’s roped in a quality Yank MC on the mic, and the bass is massive. If ironic, this release should ensure a little more positive critical attention. Big, fat, true school hip-hop with a big shouty hook. Yeah, all right, I do fucking love him, cocky bastard. Ladies and gentleman – Mr Fantastic. Don’t sleep!
(Out March 2011 on High Noon)