Boomkat Product Review:
Ras G wraps up the 'Raw Fruit' series with a dope volume 4. Check for highlights in the Hailu Mergia-styled 'ShiroFaceKillah', the exotica loops of 'Spacebase Identification', and the melancholic, RZA-esque chops of '$2 Cup of Water'. "Ras G is one of the definitive producers of the Los Angeles beat scene, a co-founder of the Poo-Bah label, and hip-hop producer who digs probably deeper than any into the worlds of free jazz, jazz fusion and afrofuturism. Raw Fruit was conceived as a 4-part beat tapes which Leaving Records began releasing in 2013. The music is stream of consciousness hip-hop production made at Ras G’s Spacebase studio, all raw loops made from samplers (SP303/404 and MPC 2000XL). As the producer puts it, “freestyle beats I make to smoke weed to. I just make em, record em, and on to the next one, no rules.” The “raw fruit” theme stems from G’s attention to wellness and a raw, vegetarian diet. Do the Right Thing was the inspiration for the design created by Seth Ferris. The proposed tag line never made the cut, “Do the Ripe Thing – a Ras G Joint,” but we still love it."