Ohhh Rassss! After pushing the edge of instrumental beats further than most on Poo-Bah, All City, and other forward labels, the mighty LA beatsmith known as Ras G returns to UK's respected RAMP imprint for Down 2 Earth. The beats beamed down on this transmission are not as out-there as his most recent offerings (i.e. his totally zoned Sun Ra cover) and find Ras flipping choice soul samples with grounded-yet-complex drum programming for an easy to feel head nod. It's a potent blend of West Coast beat aesthetics and Ras' signature "ghetto sci-fi" touch over 21 A.D.D. beats, strung together quick A.D.D. style a la Dilla's Donuts. This 2LP version also includes the CD saving you the trouble of a vinyl rip! Recommended
- music label: Ramp Recordings 2011
reviewed by Von Bee 08/2011
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