Although not comprised of much in terms of unheard material, we are treated to an album previously not available in this form neither on vinyl, cd or the digital formats (mp3/WAV). What we have is a collection of previous 12” releases and some songs written around the same time, all-available in one album, easily downloadable from Bandcamp.
The dynamism of Lamar is evidently on display throughout this masterpiece. Having nearly broken Spotify with first day streams reaching more than 9 million streams, it’s fair to say that Kendrick Lamar has reached new heights in his career.
The song is underlined by a persistent drum section and an even more present, glitchy melody. All of these textures and odd sounds add up to create something truly unique indeed.
Sour Soul manages to balance BADBADNOTGOOD’s polished instrumentalism with Ghostface Killah’s conceptual lyrics and gritty vocal performances.
So Roots Manuva is back with a bang. Calling upon the production talents of Four Tet, Facety is an ambitious song and does not easily fall within the confines of ‘traditional’ Hip Hop; but who’s really making so called traditional Hip Hop these days?
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