A one-off mini-supergroup project, Polyrhythm Addicts scored an underground hit with their debut single “Not Your Ordinary”, and followed it up with a very short album (35 minutes, including two different versions of the single) before dissolving. The cast is: Shabaam Sahdeeq, Apani B, Mr. Complex, and beatmaker extraordinaire DJ Spinna, four respected NY artists on the undie circuit.
For my money, “Not Your Ordinary” is not particularly a highlight here, in either version. “Nervous Breakdown”, now that wets my whistle, with some welcome quirkiness (“poke ya in the eye and say I sorry / but I meant to do it”) and suitably jumpy production. I’d also rescue the spare but very effective “Should Have Known Better” from a burning building. The rest is solid-to-middling underground hip hop fare, amiable but without a whole lot in the way of really memorable rhymes.