Published on August 2nd, 2010 | by Denny Armatrading1
Sam Khan: Only One Me – Album Review
Sam Khan aka Sam K has just dropped his new album – Only One Me.
The album opens with the track “My Own Direction” that throws you straight in with Sam spitting about accomplishments and struggle. This sets the tone for the album and is followed up with the banger Fall Back.
Track 3 is entitled “Say My Name”.
While the concept may not be very original the track itself uses a sample from Alicia Keys’ “Love is Blind” is Sam Khan at possibly his lyrical best to date. .
The track starts with Sam announcing “Some of you still don’t know who the hell I am” By the end of this track they sure will and would be hard pressed to argue with Sam’s statement “I must be the greatest”.
The rest of the album has a varied assortment of tracks. Including Sam riding over a grime beat on “Final Statement” and the more radio friendly 2 step garage track “Screwing it Up” Feat Arjun.
Sam Khan has included most of what you’d expect from a hip hop album. He pays homage to his hometown on the track “London Town” featuring Dazzle and spits about lost love on the track Twisted.
There is enough variety on the album to make sure you don’t get bored and it’s the kind of album where everyone will have a different favourite track.
Almost any of the tracks could be released as a single. This is not to say the album is overly commercial. It is a tribute to Sam K in getting a good balance of widening his audience and at the same time keeping fans happy.
A testament to Sam Khan’s self belief is the lack of features on his album and they really are not needed as Sam Khan carries this album well and delivers his message throughout.
Sam Khan is ready for the mainstream.
The title of the album “Only One Me” fits the album well, as Khan talks of personal struggles, aspirations and more. The album certainly is about Sam K and allows you to get to know him and understand him to a bit better than before.
A banging album that should bring Sam even more much deserved attention and stake his claim as one of the UK’s best unsigned talents
This album is available to download free for limited time only from here
On the website you’ll find videos and Sam’s older projects to download or listen to.