Qbala – My State of Dementia

By Conor Hooley

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First impressions aren’t everything. Although My State of Dementia begins jarringly with two songs that should never have made it past the cutting room floor, Qbala finds her footing toward the middle, delivering a handful of solid tracks one after the other. The jazzy beats found on “Lust” and “Smooth Transitions” suit Qbala best, and she in turn delivers confident, cutting rhymes with a winning combination of aloofness and swagger. Elsewhere, however, the tough-talking MC seems wanting for inspiration, and can only piece together pseudo-rhymes and exaggerated lewdness that serves to irritate more than amuse. Nonetheless, fans of smoky beats, conscious rhymes and, yes, perhaps even gratuitous penis jokes should definitely lend an ear.

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