Abstract Rude and Tribe Unique Showtyme
- Words: Rachel Swan
- Label: Battle Axe
With an exhaustive guest list that includes everyone from Aceyalone to Zulu Butterfly, Abstract Rude and Tribe Unique's latest is anything but the nitty-gritty. Which makes the listening experience alternately enthralling and enervating. There could always be a spitfire joint around the next bend like "Flow and Tell" (which features AWOL One, 2 Mex and Busdriver), but more likely it's a scattershot beat strung haphazardly to tepid vocals, as in the flat "Before We Gone" with singer Kia Kadiri. Showtyme is funky, but not consistently so-it doesn't always behoove an artist to have a hype guest list, especially when some of your guests outpace you.
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