★★★★1/2: Apalling; amazing. Delightful; Disgusting. It touches every sense and leaves you in awe at the rhyme schemes AND raw vulgarity in the lyrics.
This is the 2nd Madlib Medicine show to be featured on our “Vinyl of the Week” series. The first was “Medicine Show #5: History of the Loop Digga”
★★★1/2: Very good; a few bland songs or minor flaws. FM! is familiarly unorthodox. Vince Staples borrows the usual gun and gang talk prevalent in West Coast Hip-Hop, but contrasts it against electronic-influenced instrumentals, still uniquely Hip-Hop, drowned in trap-speaking drums. Vince also calls on a host of West Coast artists for FM! including Ty$, Kehlani, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyga, Jay Rock, Buddy, Kamayiah and of course Big Boy In The Morning family!
Ice Cube is one of the most prolific rappers of all-time! From penning NWA lyrics, to writing films, to being the leader of 3 separate rap groups – Ice Cube is a GOAT and early pioneer of indie Hip-Hop.