Hip-Hop is creepin’ up from the underground… and it’s a GOOD GOOD thing.
Hip-Hop artist Playdough is back with his first solo album in 5 years. A constant feature in the hip-hop collective Deepspace5 Playdough has been adding colour, flavour and cleverness to the underground hip-hop scene for a while now…
Playdough is coming FRESH after the creative efforts of Deepspace5’s 2010 album ‘The Future ain’t what it used to be’ and while what he adds to Deepspace5 is great… it’s even better to see him step out on his own again.
Often hip-hop albums can get ‘same old same old’ but Playdough doesn’t head down that track and has worked really hard to get the tracks sounding fresh and unique… and the tracks always take you somewhere… so often in main stream hip-hop you have a pimped up guy jumpin’ round and making noise on a track that goes nowhere and you leave neither inspired or enlightened.
Playdough gives you a healthy 1-2 punch- leaving you a little bit groggy… this album is deep in style, deep in creativity, deep in the groove and deep in lyrical content that will leave you deep in thought while you’re spinnin’ another great Playdough lyric/groove mix in your head… well after the music has stopped.
Hotdoggin’ is like an anti-gravity button on your stereo… you cant help but have your feet leave the ground
AND… it’s Groooovy baby… in fact it’s so groovy Bootsy Collins may have to call the cops to ask where his groove went.
With all the fun and creativity on this album Playdough is able to keep it all pretty tight and this is a really well done album, especially since Playdough is able to show us some crazy skill while at the same time showing some of his heart… something that’s not easy to do in hip-hop.
If you like all the greats like Jurassic 5, De La Soul, Tribe called Quest and The Beastie Boys and Deepspace5
or if you think Christian Hip-hop can be more than Toby Mac then get your teeth into this album!
Have a listen to it (and then buy it on the link below… )