Thursday, July 14, 2005

Felt, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet

Posted on Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 4:00 AM

Felt, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet
Label: Rhymesayers
Rated: NONE
WorkNameSort: Felt, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet

One of the unsung heroes of the Rhymesayers Entertainment camp is producer/DJ Ant, or Anthony Davis. Like he's done with Brother Ali, Ant provides a soulful, smokin' backdrop for MCs Slug and Murs to roll out their complementary, often comical verses on Felt 2. Aside from Atmosphere, the Living Legends and a recent celebrated matchup with 9th Wonder, some will know Felt from their first tribute record (to Christina Ricci) a few years back. While the content here doesn't have much to do with Lisa Bonet or any Huxtables, it's sometimes a tribute to Hall-of-Famers, in spots cribbing lyrics from the Beasties, EPMD, Ice-T and others. Murs and Slug definitely capably live up to their reputations, occasionally overdoing it with adolescent sexual bravado ("Breaker Down Like a Shotgun"), but it's Ant's tasteful handiwork that leaves a nearly unrivaled mark in 2005 beat-making.

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