Friday, November 25, 2011
SWEATSHOP UNION / Natural Progression 
Coming out of Vancouver, Canada, hip-hop act Sweatshop Union is a smooth mishmash of varied vocal styles and musical backdrops. With vocal rhythms reminiscent of Heavy D, Eminem, Chali 2na and Del The Funky Homosapien, Sweatshop produces a strong musical sense of positivity while tackling some serious subjects in their lyrics.
Their sophomore album Natural Progression is a mixture of everything mentioned above, plus friendly charisma, impressive production and a firm grasp on the underground hip-hop movement.
It's only downfall is the lengthy playtime. Clocking in at over 60 minutes, Natural Progression could have benefited from maybe 4 or 5 songs cut from the playlist.
4 New World Orders out of 5
Songs Of Note: Us; The Thing About It