Memory Man was first brought to our attention by Edan via twitter. Any album that features Edan is of interest, and then when we saw the rest of the line-up we knew this was something special.
‘Broadcast One’ is simply one of the best hip hop albums we have heard in a long time. On paper this is traditional sample based hip hop, however it is far from the typical, so called real boom bap hip hop that can be as boring as the mainstream commercial music it berates so much.
Memory Man mixes up obscure, funky, psychedelic samples with plenty of interesting spoken word snippets to create something unique, exciting and entertaining. It’s not dissimilar to Edans vision of hip hop, however this isn’t someone just trying to copy Edans style, Memory Man is carving out his own path.
The great production is laced with top quality rhymes from some of the best and most interesting underground artists around today. These include, as mentioned, Edan, Kool Keith, Open Mike Eagle, Busdriver, Paul Barman, Prince Po, and Mr Lif.
Available now via bandcamp and on limited vinyl release on Chopped Herring Records, this is a must for all hip hop fans wanting to hear something interesting, unique and funky.