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DJ Quik & Jason Martin’s 2nd Collab LP “Chupacabra” Provides What West Coast Hip Hop Has Been Lacking (Album Assessment)

Compton producer/emcee DJ Quik reuniting with German-American emcee Jason Martin previously generally known as Downside for his or her 2nd collaborative LP. One is amongst THE most underappreciated producers in hip hop who I contemplate to be on the identical stage because the Quincy Jones of hip hop himself Dr. Dre behind the boards & the opposite began out within the mid-2000s crossing paths with QDT throughout the periods for Snoop Dogg’s ninth album Ego Trippin’. 9 years later, they linked up for the primary time on Rosecrans within the spring of 2017 to vital acclaim & are reuniting 7 years later to place out Chupacabra.

The title observe that includes The Sport begins with pianos, kicks & snares stellarly portraying themselves as 2 variations of the monster regardless that I respectfully suppose Sport is corny for dissing Rick Ross & siding with Drake in his beef with Kendrick Lamar on “Freeway’s Revenge” to spite Dr. Dre for not letting him carry out the Tremendous Bowl LVI halftime present precisely like he did when he made “The Black Slim Shady” off his final album Drillmatic: Coronary heart vs. Thoughts whereas “Dern & Spruce” makes use of the identical pattern Madlib did on “No Extra Events in L.A.” by Ye previously Kanye West that includes Kendrick speaking about being again on this bitch.

“Eazy Name” by DJ Quik himself & Large Hit finds the two flipping “Heartz of Males” by 2Pac for an Eazy-E tribute whereas “Chilly Ass 2 Step” works in these carefree horns & claps so Suga Free the pimp himself can deal with the verses. Jay Worthy’s crew Meet the Whoops get their very personal title observe on Chupacabra with the quintet flowing over a growth bap beat for two & a half minutes roughly that’s till we get a soulful sequel to “She’s Not Round” solely carried out by The Sport which is as stable because the titular intro & actually higher than the STB Leisure compilation Time that he hosted final weekend.

Jason returns to the mic with Jay Worthy himself & Larry June for “Gurbs & Youngs” for a easy ass dedication to each of these forms of individuals whereas “Exercise” closely samples “U Don’t Hear Me Tho” by Rodney O & Joe Cooley so Jason can speak about expressing your self by doing all of your factor within the mirror reminding that all of us make errors. “Chupa’s Groove” serves as a this funky instrumental intermission that Quik & Thundercat cooked up collectively within the lab closing out the album’s first half till “Two Hello (Waves)” by Quik that includes Channel Tres & Wiz Khalifa is that this enjoyable summertime jam to begin the opposite.

“Contemporary White T” that includes D. Blake & Shiro previous to the “Quik Message” interlude from DJ Drama hooks up a guitar & hi-hats boasting that there ain’t too many like them whereas “Since I Was Lil” that includes Bun B, Curren$y & Jay Worthy kinda offers off a g-funk vibe speaking about how lengthy they’ve been doing this shit. Dom Kennedy lands a solo lower within the type of the bass guitar-infused “Cash, Automobiles & Weapons” talking these 3 issues & Jason returns once more accompanied by Barney Bones on “AYO” for a KAYTRANADA joint that’ll rock the dance flooring. “DITTO” by Cee-Lo Inexperienced, Shiro & Gwen Bunn finds the pair rapping & singing about needing time forward of “Soul Circus” by Ab-Soul ends on a drumless observe.

What Jason & Quik gave us on Chupacabra achieves the objective that each artists & its curator Jay Worthy had got down to do from the beginning restoring a sense that’s been lacking from California music as a complete. Identical to they did on Rosecrans about 7 years in the past, you might have each Compton powerhouses becoming a member of forces 1 extra time for town showcasing their musical skills together with a artistic chemistry that dates again over 15 years & how far they’ve come since ‘08. Simply when one of many best west coast producers of all-time was gonna cling it up, Jason helped Quik discover his ardour within the course of.

Rating: 9/10


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