Weird how this thread fell by the wayside.
Anyway, I haven't been hyped on a new hip-hop project for awhile. Maybe I'm just getting old. HOWEVER,
this has woken my dormant love from its slumber.
It's cool to see Madlib reaching a wider audience. It's also cool to see a wider audience pushing back against the music-by-committee ethos of alot of modern hip-hop and get back to an appreciation for the rawness. I saw a comments to the effect of "One rapper, one producer. That's it." At the same time, I admit to feeling slightly resentful of the fact that this type of sound is getting wider recognition at precisely the moment when I'm sort of exiting from that world. I spent years out in the desert beating the drum of hip-hop that put musicality and character ahead of polish and production value, but could not get a single one of my rapper friends to take a risk on putting out any of the projects we made together.