Dianna Agron is clearly playing dj with herself to this new DJ Shadow track. Posdnuos comes in with that wise man swagger/swag/style and Talib as always provides an average verse. However, Kweli has a good flow on his second part and makes up. The horns and bass line are nice and smooth.
Fuck it, this is the best thing DJ has put out in a long long time. Click here for the link to the song and song listing to the new Shadow album. Just watch out for some of the few mistakes in the track listing.
8.5/10. Oh and fuck that DJ below this post. Shadow is in the 99.99999 percentile. I give him 100% but the Outsider was a lil to hyphy.
On occasion when I’m suffering from insomnia or doing some type of work, I’ll take a break and post some music I’m currently listening to for all you midnight whiiite fans (currently 1). Read the rest of this entry ?
I mentioned this last night, but I figured this deserved its own post. EZ is three days this year and Identity is a new nationwide electronic tour with a lineup that’s an awesome complement to EZ’s lineup without much overlap. Absolutely planning on going to both. Dates and the preliminary lineup for Identity as well as ticket prices for EZ after the jump.
I recently discovered that Gift of Gab, Lateef and Headnodic made another Mighty Underdogs album… in 2008! Although a solid effort was put into this album, there still remains a reason why I’m just hearing about Droppin Science Fiction now. Lateef cannot hold a candle to Gift of Gab or any guest MC on the album. Lateef can create a nice hook but just not a nice verse. It’s not that he is bad, he just does not stand out. He suffers from the Consequence theory, where no matter how multi-syllabic and smooth a rapper is, they just do not catch on or create an impact in the world of Hip-Hop, even if they are attached to something far greater (ie quest, gift of gab).
An example of this can be found on Gun Fight. This track represents the album. I’m a fan of the wild west whistle sample and Gift of Gab’s macho bravado semi-story telling flow. MF Doom, if it really was MF Doom, has a solid verse and the hook is kind of cool.
I’ll be laughing at you if you do not like Laughing at You featuring Casual. The beat is a mix of hyphy meets early Too $hort. “You dudes got me rollin, your lyrics are high because your rhymes are stolen” might help conjure up some memories of back in the day when high school whiteys could rap by using lyrics of rappers that kids didn’t know cough evypoo cough.
Overall the album has good beats, decent lyrical showings from Gift of Gab and the guest emcees. Feel free to fast forward through lateef’s verses, but hit play on his choruses.