jawafour wrote:...I only just realised that De La Soul's new album, "and the Anonymous Nobody", is out next month...
Got it played.
It's... gonna need another listen. I do like it but it feels a bit meandering; it never really kicks off. There are lots of collaborations and I know that a ton of effort has been put into making all of the samples and stuff. But I can't name a single track where I thought "yeah, now that's good". Off the cuff, it feels like De La has spent a little too much time on factoring in the other artists than just making good tunes.
But, hey, that's just one play. There is enough there to make me want to spin it agin and I will. I'm hoping that I can pay a bit more attention to the lyrics and start getting into it.
Anybody seen Hip-Hop Evolution on Netflix? It's a three part series tracing, well, the evolution of hip-hop. Lots of great archive footage and an impressive group of interviewees. Well worth a watch, particularly after The Get Down.