|MH-206 cLOUDDEAD - cLOUDDEAD
"It's all the same shit but they call it cLOUDDEAD." cLOUDDEAD is the avant-hip-hop grouping of Doseone, why?, and odd nosdam. Fusing abstract beats, ambient pads, and interweaving vocals, cLOUDDEAD has created a release that owes as much to the Beatles as it does to hip-hop. Like Doseone and why?'s Greenthink project, cLOUDDEAD renounces the traditional hip-hop song format in favor of music made in movements. Six such movements were created to be released as a limited edition ten-inch series. Each release features a guest (Illogic, Dj Signify, Sole, the Wolf Bros., Mr. Dibbs, and The Bay Area Animals) and focuses on a specific theme. All six are combined to create a full-length that nullifies any preconception of style and raises the artistic bar for future Mush releases.
|Genius. - Mixmag / Utterly Essential - NME / Enthralling - All Music Guide / Startlingly Original - Wax / Certainly Beautiful And Strange - Rock Sound / Fascinating And Addictive - Esquire / A Landmark Album - Seven / A never less than intriguing debut - Q / Unequivocally the finest space-rock-rap album of 2001 - Mojo
|cLOUDDEAD is one of the most original hip-hop groups I have heard in a while. They are a full-on atmospheric rap group. One that you can even trip out to while you listen to. Throw out any preconceived notions about hip-hop when you listen to cLOUDDEAD because you are going to be in for a big surprise. It would almost be impossible to shake your rump to cLOUDDEAD. Its more music for laying back and smoking big bats. cLOUDDEAD consist of Doseone, why, and odd nosdam. Doseone and why are the main rappers and odd nosdam is the killer producer that provides all the wicked samples and beats. This is one for the eclectics out there and it will go down as a step in the right direction for hip-hop. - Music Emissions