Artist: Guilty Simpson Track: "American Dream" Album: Ode to the Ghetto Listen
I'm not totally sold on Guilty Simpson's rather laidback, emphatic-but-simple lyrics. But his beats are off the hizzy, as the more hip among us are want to say these days. He's got some Dilla stuff on his new record, Ode to the Ghetto, and the other producers hold their own next to the deceased legend. This eerie, rambling concoction, by Oh No, is the best backing track I've heard this year.
I'm on vacation today, so this is it for all y'all blog readers. See you Monday.