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Quelle Chris

Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often

Mello Music Group
2013’s stunning 'Ghost At The Finish Line' and last year’s 'Lullabies For The Broken Brain' should’ve hipped you that QC is one of the most riveting voices and visions in US hip-hop this decade — this new drop is sparser, sharper, like a step back from a big-band brashness to a tight little quartet. He’s got the same kind of unhinged freedom of thought as a Kool Keith but there’s none of the hysteria or extremity, just a gentle street-level bemusement that suits the downtempo vibe perfectly. A reminder that the steel-mesh need not always be rattled by volume, can also be spoken to with the gentleness of a dictaphone diary or an intercom into a rubber-room. Outsider-music that happens to be hip-hop.
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