Saturday, August 13, 2016

JJ Kills Chopped And Screwed By Joel Rampage (2011)




  • Hip-hop 
  • Avant-hop 
  • Screwed and chopped 
  • Seapunk
  • Cloud rap 
  • Wonky
  • Vaporwave 
  • Experimental hip-hop 
  • Rap 
  • Urban music


Comment: I could remember very clearly for those times when in the 90s there were being huge problems to deal with dragging and broken tapes, which did not play properly and did bend the normal appearance of issues. Another problem was related to to the tapes being as long as 120 minutes and some of them even longer. For example, before listening to the recent issue I had listened to Britpop juggernaut Pulp’s retrospective issue Countdown 1992-1983 lasting longer than 120 minutes and I sacrificed some hours of mine to save the tape altogether. However, it was a nice warm-up to the recent one because all had been changed since the 90s with regard to the formats, styles and approach in music. Musically it is not surprising at all that sort sort of technical failures are “legitimized” by hip-hop music. The second biggest change is that no one could not predict the fact that the mixtapes would be presented as issues in the discography of imprints. For instance, the recent tape was issued on Sincerely Yours. Because of the aforementioned reasons it chimes in a thrilling way yet all those “failures” are integrated seamlessly and represented in an elaborate way. Mostly those vocal lines are slowed down (at times also being pitched up) and elegantly stretched out to teeter in between stereo channels, however, at the same time being spiced up with electronic effects and bumpy yet enthrallingly lurking cadences. Frequently those layers are imbued with spaced-out, dreamwave-alike vibes to give the whole a more hyper-panoramic and still slightly eerie outlook. I was listening to it in an early morning but I am convinced it could readily be your supper before falling asleep. Indeed, the times have changed around us and inside us but music is still being very attractive in its various mutations thereby the musicians could be considered as contemporary philosophers undoubtedly. Get this issue!
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