It’s a good Friday, y’all, and not necessarily in the religious sense. However, we have most definitely been blessed on this relatively mild day with a new collection of tunes from beat-gawd Ohbliv. The Virginia artist is apparently in “purge season”—his words, not mine—as he’s delivered 12 never-before-heard cuts from his archives. He also noted that these are “loosies, loops, and blends,” and he (obviously) couldn’t be more accurate with that description.
“Jerome’s Jam” hits its stride after an intro from the Martin character referenced in the title—”give it to me now/give it to me now, now”—while the following cut, “Listening to Redman in the Morning,” stays true to its inspiration by blending a lo-fi beat with Muddy Waters‘ “Do What Ya Feel.” Elsewhere, “Friday at Sunset” rolls by just as you’d hope with a name like that, relying on the brightness of a guitar solo loop that dizzies and soothes. And then there’s “Stacks On The Lo,” which features a battle-rap verse from someone I can’t identify, but the track bangs and slaps too hard. Can one of y’all let me know who’s rapping there?