Ras G
Brotha From Anotha Planet

By Laurent Fintoni

 
As LA continues to lead hip hop’s production revival with Flying Lotus at the helm, the Warp signee and ever-smiling producer has set up his own Brainfeeder label to help showcase new talent as well as people he’s been working with or around over recent years. Ras G is one of the latter, having been steadily releasing sought after 10”s on the Poobah label and making his name known with dubbed out productions that owe as much to Madlib’s blunted boom bap as it does the intergalactic jazz of Sun Ra. Brotha From Anotha Planet is Ras’s second album in about six months and it doesn’t stray far from his previous work, with short tracks, sketches and straight up beats. One downside to this focus on the producer and instrumental work is that it can leave you wishing for more vocals, though in Ras’s case his beats have always had a quality that makes them work just fine on their own. Brotha… is a personal and intimate listening experience, the sort of album you put on as you walk the streets at night and lose yourself in its universal appeal.
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