I love this tape…and I hate it. Maybe I only hate it because I love a part of it so much? Maybe I’m projecting? Maybe your relationship with this tape won’t be so complicated?
So, why the hate? Well, again, maybe I wouldn’t be so annoyed with the small handful of instrumentals if I weren’t yearning so much for the rich, outsider vocals that start out this brilliant album! A kind of ‘90s R&B/funk soundtrack to my middle-school years, they beg for more, and I think I understand why BE didn’t lend his own; All I hear is the none-more-qualified Dr. Dre laying down some MTV-approved gangster raps. Perhaps a cockier vocal texture would best fit the busier live drumming? I dunno.
Keep up the good work…or at least the part I like the most. J
-- Jacob An Kittenplan