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.
Oh No – Ethiopian Snippets Mix
Here’s the brilliant ‘Heavy’ from from Dr. No’s Oxperiment which was incidentally used as the basis for the ‘Supermagic’ on The Ecstatic.