Monday, July 21, 2008

Typical snacks...

I don't know how it happened, but somehow I've remained unfamiliar with these guys for way too long. Seems like a solid hip hop group is pretty hard to come by. Thank god that the Typical Cats' self-titled album offers a seven year old breath of fresh air.

For all the samplers out there, get a load of of DJ Natural's snazzy jazzy cuts. Producers that can consistently show that they have developed a personal beat making style deserve respect. The fresh beats are accompanied by Denizen Kane, Qwel and Qwazaar, all of whom (including Natural) hail from Chicago.

Their second album, Civil Service, is a tasty morsel. Once again a listener will be confronted by solid sample-driven beats, a range of tempos, some smooth word work and the occasional sample from Common Sense's Resurrection.

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