Boomkat Product Review:
No Hats No Hoods lay down one of the years finest grime production mixtapes with Rude Kid's 'Are You Ready?'. It follows a pair of winning aces for NHNHs, drawing the jackin' title track and blazing 'Emergency' from the 'Jack Daniels EP' and a remix of 'UFO Mode' from the 'Are U Ready? EP', plus eleven brand new spankers. The album hugely benefits from a well taught production style, setting his riddims head and shoulders above the crowd with characteristically narsty melodies and deft dipping beats that won't leave a still body in the house. It's very easy to hear why MCs from Jammer to Skepta to Durrty Goodz and P Money are all going over his tracks and why DJs like Elijah & Skilliam always draw for the Rude Kid beats. On the brand new tip check for the hyperactive 'Aftershave', the rave-out 'Lush Remix' and shades of moodier Various Productions on 'The Best'.