Fat Beats Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
The most psychedelic man in hip hop finally gets invited for his Baker’s Dozen. Daedelus crafts the 5th volume in the series, only available on vinyl LP, with twelve tracks of luscious, imaginative and soulful instrumental hip hop. The packaging is reliably gorgeous too, with photos of the man’s workspace and liner notes on his creative process.
Heavy, woozy, weird, but always funky, Ras G’s contribution to the Baker’s Dozen series is a snapshot of his influential Los Angeles instrumental hip-hop. The vinyl LP from Fat Beats is beautifully packaged too, with notes from the man himself and photos of Ras’ considerable gear collection and his sun-kissed home studio.
On MA DOOM: Son of Yvonne features Masta Ace putting his bars on top of instrumentals from MF Doom’s Special Herbs series of beat-tapes: great to hear those crafty little pieces get turned into ‘proper’ hip-hop tracks. Yellow double vinyl on Fat Beats Records, and don’t let the incredibly 90’s cover art fool you, this is from the 2010s.