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Kankick vs DJ Choku: Beat Life
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CD

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OT 2290CD OT 2290CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/24/2015

Kankick proves here that he deserves to be name-checked alongside the more famous fellow 'Nard-bred beatmaker brothers Madlib and Oh No. Indeed, he is closely associated with the members of Lootpack, and, as part of the Likwit Crew family (Tha Alkaholiks, Madlib, Lootpack, Defari, King Tee...), has several major-label production credits to his name. This mostly instrumental collection, heavily sample-based with a strong weed vibe, closely echoes Madlib's successful Medicine Show series (2009-2012), and was culled by Jazzy Sport crew member DJ Choku from Kankick's 20-plus years of musical output on a variety of labels including Stones Throw, Groove Attack, Ramp, Poo-Bah, and Up Above. This collection has as much in common with the contemporary LA beat scene (The Gaslamp Killer, Exile, Low End Theory, Tokimonsta, Nosaj Thing) as it does with the fondly-recalled "backpack" hip hop movement of the late 1990s/early 2000s (J Dilla, D.I.T.C., Da Beatminerz, Lyricist Lounge). MCs crop up on only a handful of the 20-plus cuts here, providing a "weededed" accent to a laid-back, blunted, jazzy ride. Features Declaime, Kazi, Mad Men, Medaphoar, and Oh No.