"There are winners over and over again here...There's too much talent here to ignore in front of and behind the boards."
"This is a dope showcase of Configa's incredible beat-making/production talent" "One phrase that you’ll notice quite a bit in this review is “classic Hip Hop”, and that’s because that is exactly what Configa does on this release."
"Configa really has a golden era authentic vibe and sound" "The tracks bang and with a real funk fuelled undertone throughout this is easy listening for those who love ‘real’ music." "‘Calm Before The Storm’ is in fact a very special project and proves the fact that Configa is definitely a producer to watch. This is “a stop what your doing and buy now this NOW" type release! We’re loving this."
"This is a great release from a UK producer with a real quality international sound."
"Configa has gave up the goods here… it’s September 1st but feels like its December 25th here with this great album"
"Calm Before The Storm is a perfect example of how to incorporate all the new and interesting music of current, as well as not forgetting the roots of hip-hop, culturally, politically and musically." "‘Calm Before The Storm’ is how you write a record using influences of the past, every day life and make it all sound progressive and new."
"This is a twenty track collection of the underground’s finest MC’s spittin’ flamez over Configa's incredible boom-bap driven beats. There are artists from both the UK and the USA on here and the music speaks for itself and all of the beats are original Configa compositions." "Configa is about rhythmic “Golden Era Real Hip-Hop” with that unique head nodding instrumentation."
"The brother Configa with the ill album that is receiving rave reviews EVERYWHERE, and deservedly so, the kid comes with the boom bap, understands his foundations and conveys that through the music consistently…Salute…."
""Calm Before The Storm" is quality music in every way possible." "For a guy from the UK after listening to this album you would think he grew up in Harlem rocking Timbs and Kangols and tagging bodega walls in back alleys. This my friends is classic hip hop! This is why I listen! This is a masterpiece"
"Configa provides a slew of dope beats which have been liberally peppered with a whole host of other artists from all shores." "An amazing listen from start to finish"
"UK producer Configa, brings another dynamic combination of sounds that give his listeners the tools to kick back and vibe out." “Calm Before the Storm” is a smooth blend of old school hip hop, with new school productions." "enjoy the ride of Configa’s L3GACI in the making."