I’m not really sure why, but I thought about Cut Chemist on the way home from work on Wednesday. I think my eye caught his name on my iPod, so I figured I’d give his MySpace a check to see what’s new because it’s been more than a year since he released his great solo debut The Audience’s Listening.
Though he didn’t have anything new to offer, Cut did have a downloadable track – Mean Gene, a B-side from the What’s the Altitude single.
How does this work with Edan? Does he tell every producer/DJ to just make the illest, dirtiest beat ever and he’ll throw a few raps down? Whenever I listen to Edan – especially on Beauty & the Beat (get it at eMusic) – I feel like I’m listening to him through some janky AM-only radio. Really, it’s kind of endearing. If lo-fi hip-hop needs a posterboy, Edan is the easy choice.
And, oh, Cut Chemist pretty much rips it here, too. But you already knew that.
Cut Chemist feat. Edan | Mean Gene
What the hell … here’s the video for What’s the Altitude (feat. Hymnal).