|MH-401 Various Artists - Ropeladder 12
Cancel your piano lessons and sell off the livestock. It's a partial preview of the onslaught of full-length releases to come forward from the Mush generator, a spirited gathering of the most prolific underground artists in hip-hop. If some of the names are not yet familiar, this is your wake-up call. Spanning the completely experimental to the sound classic, Ropeladder 12 assembles the most hungry and talented artists of our generation. From bare bones beats to orchestral soundtracks, the music is of its own kind and standard. From meticulous rhyme to boisterous free-verse, the poetry is irreplaceable. Over thirty contributing artists share with Mush, their most unforgettable works.
|This is the year’s best compilation to date. 5/5 - Revolver / Strange, beautiful, and stunning. Record of the month. 5/5 - Muzik / Signifies that the future of hip-hop is here, and it ain’t on Def Jam, my peoples - Urb
|The highly anticipated Ropeladder 12 is finally available and worth the wait. Mush has gathered together a fine collection of some of the best of the artistic, experimental underground hip-hop scene, including Aesop Rock, Doseone, Slug, Radioinactive, and the pedestrian, among others. Ropeladder 12 is a good addition to any collection, and for those who are not sure if they are up for the challenge of the new underground, this would be a good place to begin the journey. Ropeladder 12 just happens to be that first stone aimed at the leader of the pack. Now, let's all sit back and watch those other worlds collapse. - Exclaim!