That said, '93 Still is righteous, like a perfect alternate-universe version of one of hip-hop's all-time classic records. Clark reconstructed beats using golden era, West Coast-beloved samples to give the record an aesthetically contiguous vibe. Shit, there's even a moment where Traffic does the ol' bump 'n' grind with Rose Royce, which makes for one seriously butter backpack baby. And the rework of "93 Til Infinity"? It's another classic Gummy Soul master(re)work that manages to capture the vibe of the original and flip it for a fresh take. Basically, I'm saying they didn't fuck up a perfect track.
Now, let's get on with this week's abbreviated party and bullshit.
* Tre E — the Tre half of Sam & Tre for folks keeping score at home — has started releasing new music after a brief hiatus in the wake of his former outfit's dissolution. The newest track from Camp E has a Dungeon Family-in-space vibe and a dreamy horn sample that is perfect for the forthcoming sweatshirt season.
* It's a short week — I'll be honest, I've already checked out and started watching hip-house videos and reading about Doc Ellis' legendary no-hitter — without a lot to write about, but I've been bumping the new Dispimpin beat-tape all morning and feel confident that you'll dig it enough to make up for a ramshackle column.
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