Friday, 20 March 2009
Free Themselves mixtape
Ten years after the release of their seminal debut, six years since their last LP, Themselves return in 2009 with not one, but two full-length albums. The first is theFREEhoudini: one part aggressive rap mixtape, one part posse reunion record that wrangles all seven original members of the Anticon collective-and several distinguished guests-to reaffirm the crew's uncontestable place in hip-hop history.
This free mixtape comprises of collaborations with such awesome artists as Busdriver, Aesop Rock, Buck 65 and Why?
Scattered throughout theFREEhoudini are songs that find Themselves unadorned, executing a range of styles that both pay tribute to and threaten to overtake their favorite mistress, hip-hop. On the opener, Doseone offers two things to any rapper who'd test him: his actual home address, and the growled cocksure promise, "I will wolf you."
This is a definately a goodun.