In extravagant style ‘The Belfast Yank’ opens with a Belfast jargon lesson before ‘Awkward’, ‘Love’ and ‘Stress’ provide an open-top, birds eye view inside the head of the now Belfast living Bee Mick See.
His potent tongue oozes character whilst his rhymes – “I’m hip like a knee-cap / fragile like a Nokia keypad” – can be either tongue-tying or comically brilliant, no doubt taking advantage of his time working with collaborative artists such as MC Lars, Tribe One and Roysta.
‘Death’ and ‘We Took a Dive’ go to lengths that are to be respected with choruses sung by the aforementioned and Paul Denver, a good friend known to feature at shows.
It’s a solid release with some tracks sure to be cherished by fans and newcomers alike. It’s witty and charming whilst taking a sarcastic swing at Belfast life. Mark Dunn, GiggingNI.com