Elysa Gardner
January 18, 1991 AT 05:00 AM EST

No. 1 Is the Number

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Deskee
Producers
RCA
genre
Electronic

We gave it a B+

Having honed his craft in German dance clubs, Queens native Deskee proves a deft groove-mixer, spiking a sound known as ”hip-house” (a combination of rap and dance music) with shots of disco and reggae in No. 1 Is the Number. His voice, like those of the best rappers, has a forcefulness and a musical resonance that propels the beat on No. 1 Is the Number as powerfully as a well-played rhythm instrument would. As for the songs, several of them — most notably ”Kid Get Hyped” and ”Lost in Groove” — feature hooks worthy of Deskee’s energetic delivery. B+

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