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Ras G

Brotha From Another Planet

(Alpha Pup; US: 7 Apr 2009)

The third album from LA beatsmith Ras G hits that golden spot between the stuttering spaced out instrumental hip-hip of Flying Lotus, the avant-afro of Mike Ladd, and the found-soundscape chill of Carlos y Gaby’s quiet masterpiece La Voz Sabia De Los Cosmos. No wonder Carlos Nino has been singing the man’s praises. This brotha really is from another planet.


If the most recent from Prefuse 73, Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian didn’t take you where you wanted to go, this fabulous addition to the ever expanding and thoroughly eclectic catalogue of Alpha Pup will at least hitch a ride with you for a while and get you high. Brotha From Anotha Planet is not memorable enough stick with you for the long haul, but it will at least get you within hitchhiking distance of outer space. Lasting effect notwithstanding, the album reveals Ras G to be an amazingly versatile knob twiddler with myriad influences and a definite life-changing mood in mind. Ignore him now, but one day, he will light up a piece of your world.

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Compelled to words by music since 2004, Ranta's words have appeared in such esteemed publications as Exclaim!, Tiny Mix Tapes, CBC Music, and PopMatters. He also regularly votes for the Polaris Music Prize, Village Voice Pazz & Jop, Juno Awards, and in all local, provincial, and federal elections. Based in East Vancouver, he's been known to a rave and/or rant, cat whisper, play basketball, pessimistically root for the Canucks, and read far too many comment sections. He graduated with distinction from SFU in 2012, with a bachelor's degree in music.


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