SEAMO’s latest album Round About has been runnin’ around the charts since its release on October 30th.
Round About is the Japanese rapper’s third album. It’s packed full of upbeat and thoughtful rhymes and definetly leads further into ‘hip-pop’ territory.
Much of SEAMO’s recent work has definetly been done in pop flair. His sophomore release, 2006′s Live Goes On (ãƒ©ã‚¤ãƒ´ãƒ»ã‚´ãƒ¼ã‚ºãƒ»ã‚ªãƒ³) still maintained some tracks that weren’t so far down that line. I’m still feelin’ it though.
Round About’s 16 tracks include his latest singles “Cry Baby”, “Fly Away”, and “è»Œè·¡â€ (Kiseki) as well as collaborations with BoA (in “Hey Boy, Hey Girl”), hiroko from mihimaru GT [in "å®å³¶" (Takara Jima, Treasure Island)], and MICRO & KURO (in “Do It!”).
Many of the tracks on Round About are actually fairly diverse. There’s varieties in tempo and song composition. Some tracks are more ‘pop’ in their make-up while others sound like they rely on DJ-produced loops.
Round About is a good album. It’s a great follow up to Live Goes On and if you’re a SEAMO and/or hip-pop fan, give it a listen. After a few times through, you’ll probably have at least one of the songs stuck in your head.
Here’s the PV for SEAMO’s latest single off of Round About, “Hey Boy, Hey Girl” (feat. BoA):