Boomkat Product Review:
Latest fucked up heat from "swamp-dwelling rap avant-gardist” Lil Ugly Mane with the long awaited and augmented vinyl issue of 2015’s mixtape-cum-album 'Three Sided Tape Volume 1’, including a “secret 4th side’.
Once again it’s a skewed, psychoactive take on Memphis rap and narcotic screw styles, extra heavy on the bass and with menacing delivery; raw-to-the-bone and with its nose to the road, tipping high on the play-it-again-and-again scale.
For a producer who claims to have completed over 40 albums, Kemp had rich pickings from when compiling Three Sided Tape. It plays out like a classic Southern rap mixtape that every so often got chewed up and mangled, ravaged by impossibly growly low-end, psyched productions, lo-fi ad-libs and a completely open approach to production; literally - anything goes.
Highlights include the triplet banger Cap Peel, blunted vhs synth jerker Smokeclears, porchside blues hallucination Citynitesfoxblues, and the classic blue vibe ov Slack in my mack. Also, props for referencing brion gysin!