Wednesday, August 19, 2009

No loss for Scratch

I've been sitting on Loss 4 Wordz WAY too long now. It's been in my car literally for months, and frequently gets popped in when I need to switch things up. Today I'm going to remedy my procrastination and share a trio of tracks from it in case it's slipped under your radar. Although it features such heavyweights as Peedi Crakk, Musiq Soulchild, Daniel Bedingfield, Damon Albarn, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, etc., etc., etc.... the mastermind behind it is Scratch, the world famous beatboxer and former member of the Roots. It dropped back at the end of May (again, sorry about my procrastination) and is the first album from Scratch in a long, long time.

As you might guess from the guest line-up, this album truly cuts a wide swath of sounds, and personally, that's what I love about it so much. You start out with the straight out hip hop of Peedi Crakk laying down rhymes on Let's Go, but almost immediately with the next track, Tonite, things smooth out with Musiq Soulchild grooving a little more suave like, making his home city of Philly proud. From there you travel to the more polished dance floor stylings of Daniel Bedingfield with If Our Love Was A Song. Etc., etc., etc.... Yea, Scratch switches up gears constantly here, yea it still flows seamlessly, and throughout it all you'll find traces of the skills he's known for, his masterful scratching and beatboxing. Below you'll find three cuts, all sporting a different flavor, to show the diversity the album flaunts.

Visit his website, his label Gold Dust Media, and become his friend on MySpace.

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