Adrian Younge teams up with the Souls Of Mischief for a concept album that reaches deep into the Oakland rap group's collective history. This is the instrumental companion to the album of the same name. Younge's beats provide the perfect backdrop for the crew's story telling. There's a wealth of live instrumentation and filthy funk. There are some boom bap moments as well, like the title track and the K-NOW interludes. There Is Only Now speaks to Younge's ability to work with a variety of artists in hip hop and create unique worlds for each to inhabit. Check out the Lo filled video for the title track below.
- music label: Linear Labs 2014
reviewed by Kool Moby 08/2014
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