YESTERDAY'S NEW QUINTET - Yesterday's Universe
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 12:22PM
soundscapes in Hip Hop
yesterday's%20new%20quintet-universe.jpgUnderground hip-hop producer Madlib has proven one thing beyond second guessing; his record collection is much better than yours. What makes him so compelling is that he is able to parlay this encyclopedic knowledge into recorded works that are more than just genre studies or carbon copies. Simply put, the man makes endlessly playable albums. Yesterday's New Quintet's latest offering, Yesterday's Universe, is by turns crisp, driving, mellow, spacious and all while fitting into the parameters of top-notch funk and jazz grooves that hip-hop artists have been sampling for decades.
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