instrumental hip hop
There are different ways to approach this record.
Breaks and instrumentals by now defunct trendsetting underground
hip hop group Company Flow.
The most untraceable, obscure samples lay the foundation
for lo-fi, crippled beats. The opposite of slick, more
like structured chaos. A hip hop counterpart to Captain
Hypnotic, psychedelic, mostly instrumental music which
evokes the mood of damp days in a big city in autumn.
Rotting leaves, cloudy skies, lurking depression... Naked
trees, streets glistening with rain... That kinda atmosphere.
A confusing concept album
about a little boy's escape from a creepy hospital. Inside
the album's booklet there's the following text:
My name is Johnny I live here always. Sometimes
they feed me I watch T.V. The hospitul is angry at me.
I know because it doesn't talk to me. I leave this place
today, one way or another or another way.
Johnny's mother, Suzy is assailed by Henry, a friend of
Johnny's father. She proceedes to shoot him. This is to
be derived from drawings in the booklet and samples in
the song Suzy pulled a pistol on henry. This
theme doesnt seem to be pursued in the rest of the
Thats three different ways to look at it, but there
may be many more. Any which way you look at it, its
a work of genius and the only shame about it is that there
problaby will never be a vol. 2. However, since their
break up both producers [El-P and DJ Mr. Len] have made
some fantastic music. Maybe more about that later.
trying to pick a favorite track:
Comp. Because it's the first song. Very short, almost like an intro. It manages to make Biz Markie[?]'s beatboxing sound menacing. There are no standout tracks here, because they're all great.