Comin' Thru With That Vibe That Picks You Up
Most rapnerds like myself have one album in their Top 10 that people scoff at. Mine has always been Quasimoto's The Unseen. I've felt somewhat vindicated of late by Madlib's steadily rising star and his incessant dropping of gem after gem. Even his brother, Oh No (Government Name: Michael Jackson), seems to becoming a well above average beat conductor. I was pleased to hear this week that Quasimoto's long awaited follow-up, The Further Adventures of Lord Quas, has a release date of May 2nd. To celebrate, please enjoy "Green Power," likely my favorite Unseen track, and Mandrill's "Khidja," which Madlib cleverly samples and chops.
A quick note on the sampled: Mandrill, founded by four Panamanian brothers from Bed-Stuy, won two Grammys for their very unique music. Kanye West's "Two Words," one of this past year's finest beats, also sampled Mandrill. With any luck, I can track down this audio as well and post it.
Quasimoto: Green Power (link1) (link2) (buy it!)
Mandrill: Khidja (link1) (link2) (buy it!)