Analog Brothers

Pimp to Eat

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Five personalities spit game and talk mess in humorous and fantastic fashion on Pimp to Eat. Deeply synthed 808 and 909 kicks power these retro godfathers' boasts, stories, and pimp/pop-culture laden non sequiturs. Keith Korg aka Kool Keith steals the show; no one ever quite sounds as bugged out or charismatic. The others generally follow Keith's non-linear abstract route, the exception being Ice Oscillator aka Ice-T. Ice plays the thugged-out pimp a little too well, his persona noticeably aggressive and misogynistic. Everyone does their part, though, in executing this conceptually creative and brilliant album -- check out the Analog Brothers-under-attack epic "War" and the futuristic players ball "Perms, Baldheads, Afro's, and Dred's" for prime examples. If the Brothers take a while to sink in lyrically, the music is fortunately consistent and engaging, darkly funkdafied with seriously programmed stop/start grooves. Pimp to Eat comes together like a great Marvel Comics supervillian crossover -- make way for the retro pimps from the future.

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