Of all the genres that have paved the way for hip-hop music, jazz remains the most influential. It has remained a staple for producers and rappers across the spectrum, from A Tribe Called Quest to Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. So it only makes sense that this new jazz fusion outfit from Toronto called BADBADNOTGOOD would decide to cover music from both acts on this fantastic (and free!) EP.
The six-track effort features self-described post-bop takes on Tribe’s classic “Electric Relaxation” while offering suite-style covers of OFWGKTA cuts. There’s the three-part “Untitled 63 – Nightmare – Yonkers,” for example, that conquers a trio of tunes off Tyler, the Creator’s Goblin. Elsewhere, BADBADNOTGOOD covers Lex Luger’s beastly production for Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard in da Paint,” which is pretty much the greatest thing you will hear today.
Stream the EP below and download it on Bandcamp.