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Cartel Madras / Serpent & The Tiger, The
Album:Serpent & The Tiger, The Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:Cartel Madras Added:05/2022
Label:Sub Pop Records 

Album Review
Hena Patel
Reviewed 2022-07-07 
Cartel Madras – The Serpent And The Tiger [EP]
Reviewed by Hena Patel 2022-04-21

Cartel Madras is a Canadian hip hop duo from Calgary, consisting of the sisters Bhagya "Eboshi" Ramesh and Priya "Contra" Ramesh. Their music is characterized as “Goonda Rap” and is an interesting blend of hip hop and pop and acknowledges the artists’ South-Asian culture.

RIYL: Princess Nokia, Shad, M.I.A., Kindness

FCC: CLEAN (exception for Track 5), unclean songs marked *
Recommended Tracks: 6*, 7*, 10*

1. (02:20) - FEAR & LOATHING: interesting sound effects, really interesting lyrics, MIA vibes
2. (02:45) - The Green Scare (feat. Airospace): interesting drum effects paired with cool vocals
3. (02:20) - EBOSHI’S NEVADA: psychedelic guitar start, interesting background sounds
4. (02:11) - DRIFT
5. (03:40) - DEEPINTHEJUNGLE (feat. Backwash): upbeat, fast rap, cool background again, fast MIA vibes *
6. (01:50) - LAVENDER NIGHTZ: slow background music, Princess Nokia vibe
7. (03:39) - Dream Girl Concept: beginning has fun disco vibe, love this song
8. (02:04) - CONTRABAND: background music has psychedelic vibe, MIA!!
9. (02:37) - WORKING: upbeat, pop vibe, Shad vibe
10. (03:01) - MOON DRILLE (feat. Shiro Jackson) - Upbeat rap, really interesting vibe and flow

Track Listing
1.FEAR & LOATHING (Feat. Dom Dias) 6.LAVENDER NIGHTZ (Feat. Tyris White)
2.The Green Scare (Feat. Dom Dias & Airospace) 7.Dream Girl Concept (Feat. Tyris White & Jide)
3.EBOSHI'S NEVADA (Feat. Dom Dias) 8.CONTRABAND (Feat. Tyris White & Jide)
4.DRIFT (Feat. Dom Dias) 9.WORKING (Feat. Jide)
5.DEEPINTHEJUNGLE (Feat. Backxwash) 10.MOON DRILLE (Feat. Jide & Shiro Jackson)