|MH-283 Bigg Jus - Machines That Make Civilization Fun
On Machines That Make Civilizations Fun, Bigg Jus assaults the growing ugliness and inequality of society with a fury and intelligence that are unparalleled in these bleak times of perpetual war and economic fatigue. It makes sense, perhaps, that those coming of age in the diminished hope of the years post-9/11 have gravitated towards the escapist choices of the new generation: beachy chillwave and materialistic rap. Bigg Jus has a longer memory, though. His first project, Company Flow, stood at the top of underground hip-hop during an era when it was actually about something, and he’s still haunted by the events that leveled his home town a decade ago. He doesn’t see the point in rapping about greed or girls, and Machines That Make Civilizations is for those who have been paying attention during the decline and who are hungry for music that aggressively addresses the problems that are right in front of our faces. As cities across America and the world begin to awaken, Bigg Jus offers a soundtrack that speaks truth to power with a profundity that is worthy of the moment.
|Juss plants bombs in leftfield and comes up with funk-rotting blooms snapping heads back. - Clash / Hip-hop still has a vital voice to act as the social conscience of the nation. - DJ Mag / Bigg Jus returns in true futuristic fashion speaking on today’s political issues with tomorrow’s sound. - NME / A paranoid glitch-dub masterpiece - Stevie Chick|
|There is an elevate sense of depressive claustrophobia in the music Bigg Jus is making, so dark and twisted that recent former Company Flow collaborator El-P is a happy man at Mardi Gras in comparison.|
Bigg Jus can stomach many listeners, his is profound and low, his lyrics are always taking you down to hell and never back up and the beats are often so chaotic that make "Machines That Make Civilization Fun" hard to assimilate.
Yet, the whole thing is brilliant Hip-Hop throughout.
Truth is Bigg Jus is an overall more talented MC than El-P, both share a wide sense of originality but only Jus is the quintessential unique rapper. Nobody goes down as hard as he does.
His latest affair is the most surprising record of the year, to some extent the most forward thinking Hip-Hop opera of the year.
"Machines That Make Civilization Fun" explores the horror and the brutality of today's society, but while "Cancer4Cure" reaches the light at the end of the tunner, Bigg Jus is drowning on dirty mud from begging to end.
Musically he explores an electronica sensibility, reaching the wide synths atmospheres of the Blade Runner soundtrack and sounding like dubstep has been brutally bastardize by brutal Hip-Hop.
The whole thing is interrupted by samples of videogames, notably Gears Of War, and he engages a sonic warfare with his often sick lyrics.
Jus is never dull, the album jumps from political stances through ironic point of views and back again with simple panache.
Check "Food For Thought", Bigg Jus is the preacher of 21st Century modern globalization, his smart enough to understand that the corporates only aim is to feed us with: shit sandwiches! It could be studied at World Economics next reunion.
Jus is never compromising, his not afraid that at times his lyrics will be not taken serious, he knows that what he is saying his out of this world and frankly he doesn't give a fuck. Bless him.
If you want a Hip-Hop to sound good in your ride home from work and relax your brain cells in the process, look away. "Machines That Make Civilization Fun" will punch you in the stomach repeatedly and will not let your brain rest, ever. This is an aweful ride in today's grim world, if you are strong enough to bear the horror you minutes away from a Hip-Hop masterpiece. - The Amazing Music