A soulful 7-inch EP of bedroom hip hop beat
craft from Quincy Bright – bass player extraordinaire for the Truth & Soul stable – a move that enters even Madlib's & J Dilla's orbit in the atmospheric instro universe! The throwback funk maestros at Truth & Soul have been blowing our expectations wide open with their forays into underground hip hop – via the continuing Wu Tang homage of the Shaolin Series of singles – but this is the biggest surprise yet. My Ghetto Looked Like This is a suite of beat
s that's soulful, funky and features found sound atmosphere and brief vocal samples floating over the beat
s – and has the feel of an instrumental LP – even though it runs at around 12 minutes! 10 titles that range from a few seconds to about a minute long: "Call It Static", "I Mean A Hot Dog", "Phil My Don", "City Song", "Al's Greens", "Big
Black Hole", "Stomp Down", "Ooh Baby" "Country Song" and "Sweet Pea".