M.E.D. – Classic

January 01, 1970

(Stones Throw)




The title of M.E.D.’s new album may be a bit presumptuous,
especially for a rapper who  seems to be
constantly overshadowed by his friends, compatriots, and label mates. But some
of those same figures, including Georgia Anne Muldrow, Madlib, Oh No, and Aloe
Blacc, have helped M.E.D. put together a solid new album of workhorse hip-hop.


This isn’t the West Coast rap you hear on commercial radio.
This is alternately brooding, funky, and humorous underground LA hip-hop
courtesy of Stones Throw, founded by DJ Peanut Butter Wolf and one of the best
in the business. M.E.D.’s cadence is abrupt and bouncing, perfectly matched to the
interesting and engaging production work, and he knows how to hook you in
lyrically without relying on overly complicated wordplay. Classic might
not make M.E.D. a star, but it will surely secure his place in hip-hop history.


I’m From,” “Too Late”  JONAH FLICKER

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