Who knew Damon Albarn’s voice would lend itself so well to slow-burning hip-hop beats and flashy turntablisms? He’s more than proved himself in that context thanks to Gorillaz’ unexpected worldwide success, and now DJ Scratch has tapped Albarn’s distinctive croon for his second solo record. He’s in esteemed (give or take) company, as Kanye West, Taleb Kweli, and Estelle all lend various talents to the album. This could easily be a Gorillaz song, if a slightly dour one, save for the peppy Kweli interludes and DJ Scratch’s scratches.
Stream: DJ Scratch “Too Late” (featuring Damon Albarn Taleb Kweli)
Posted April 24th, 2009 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments