Apparently some douche leaked the new Beastie Boys album over the weekend, so the trio were left with no other option but to upload the entire Cassius produced album to their soundcloud.
From what we’ve heard so far, it sounds amazing the depth and production prowess from Philippe Zdar shines through from start to finish and has a French hip hop sound through out – this is not Gangsta pap, but impeccable minimal Hip Hop vibes through out, muddy basslines, clever percussion and tight rapping. A return to form in every sense of the word.
It’s quirky and jam-packed full of some amazing distorted sounds, beats and it almost sounds like it was recorded on old-skool broken microphones. Stand out tracks for us are the vocoded ‘Ok,’ the electro infused power house that is ‘Say it’ and the clean stomper that is ‘Don’t Play No Game Than I Can’.
Other stand out tracks come in the form of the quite frankly bizarre ‘Tadlock’s Glasses’ which has to be heard to be believed. We also loved the dubbed ‘Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament’ and the classic BB track ‘Crazy Ass Shit’
The whole thing is such a refreshing change to the usual Gangster Pap and shows that well made and interesting Hip Hop still has place in music. Well done Beastie Boys and Philippe Zdar. You’ve made something genuinely original and exciting.
Pre-order available now –http://beastieboys.com/preorder/
HBF Rating 8/10