Abstract Rude Rejuvenation
- Words: Rob Geary
- Label: Rhymesayers
- XLR8R Rating: 8/10
Most artists would love to retire with Abstract Rude's resume: Good Life, Project Blowed, Freestyle Fellowship, radical solo artist and bandleader, respected guest and influence in the L.A. underground scene and beyond. Yet Abstract is still questing, this time delivering a mellow, soulful set that allows his singsong baritone to spill out extended metaphors, in-jokes stuffed inside jokes, Louis Armstrong impressions, collected wisdom, and the occasional Lakers shout-out. Seattle's Vitamin D produces with an ear for scratchy funk guitars, low-ride tempos, and dusty drums that vibrate in tune with the grain of Abstract's signature voice. Seek out “Diggin' It?,” where party horns spur recollections of his “beat box battler” days.
- NewsDownload a New Mix from Tycho
- NewsFour Tet Streams Final Forthcoming Percussions Tracks
- MP3Marley Carroll "First Thought, Best Thought (Little People Remix)"
- NewsPixelord, DZA, 813, and Others to Appear on Upcoming Russia-Focused Compilation
- NewsStream Different Sleep's Dreamy Debut EP for Friends of Friends
- Locals Only: Prins Thomas Shares His Five Favorite Spots in Oslo
- 20 Questions - Robert Hood Talks Underground Resistance, Kraftwerk, and Cheese Grits
- Hi-Five - Dauwd Selects His Favorite Tunes from the Kompakt Catalog
- 20 Questions - Teebs Talks New Album, Low End Theory, and Playing 'Street Fighter' with Flying Lotus
XLR8R Downloads Player