Chicago based beatsmith powerhouse duo Meat Number 5 breaking you off some of the good good. There’s no MC here and this is still likely one of the best hip hop joints you’ve heard in a while. Super tight and hella heady stoney beats and atmosphere with ’nuff sampledelia of everything from R&B crooners to gangsta rap verses to dialogue from films and beyond, all expertly assembled and executed. I guess DJ Big Once, responsible for the cuts and additional production work for this tagteam has taken some Red Bull championships or something, I dunno. Press kits usually nauseate me, so I just glanced over it quick. Primary beat creator and drummer, Ricky Ropesack, comes correct on the boom bap attack, and together there’s really no need for educating yourself on their merits and experience – the tracks do a perfect job of showcasing all that, and more. Beyond hip hop, past downtempo and trip hop, outside of jazz, and only hinting at EDM – do yourself a favor and check this one out already.