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Mike Ladd - 'Welcome To The Afterfuture' [CD]
Mike Ladd - 'Welcome To The Afterfuture' [CD]
Mike Ladd - 'Welcome To The Afterfuture' [CD]
Mike Ladd - 'Welcome To The Afterfuture' [CD]

Mike Ladd

Welcome To The Afterfuture


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Mike Ladd, like the incendiary proto-rap group Last Poets, spews politically charged lyrics, set to jazzy beats and live instrumentation. With a hint of space-age, "out there" samples, he pushes the boundaries of hip-hop. What's been called experimental hip-hop has been inspired by poetry slams, free jazz, funk, and even '70s and '80s electronic music. First dabbled by early-'90s hip-hop prodigies A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets and De La Soul, the practice of mixing chunky beats with acoustic and electronic music started a revolution of new expression. Now upheld by the likes of Ladd, Antipop Consortium, and Saul Williams, the Afro-futuristic message is being heard.

On WELCOME TO THE AFTERFUTURE, Ladd's fifth release, electro, ambient, and loungey beats and samples project his smooth flow for a cohesive overview of some disparate influences. Heavy with science fiction references and political undertones (e.g. "Bladerunners," featuring Company Flow) the album twists your ears and mind to a whole other level. At times completely digital, at others acoustically jazzy, the album takes its place in a time capsule that kids will be digging out of the crates in decades to come.
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