Oh No (that’s Madlib’s brother) follows up 2007’s brilliant instrumental album Dr. No’s Oxperiment with an album of all Ethiopian samples. With the hip-hop album of the year Mos Def’s The Ecstatic littered with Eastern samples, is 2009 the year of the East for hip-hop?
The album is out this month through Stones Throw.com. Here’s a snippets mix from Oh No himself of the release.
Here’s the brilliant ‘Heavy’ from from Dr. No’s Oxperiment which was incidentally used as the basis for the ‘Supermagic’ on The Ecstatic.