Eight years gives way to 29 minutes and 12 new tracks: that’s the story behind Madlib’s rapping alter-ego Quasimoto’s first album since 2005, Yessir Whatever. The tightly wound LP of outtakes and unreleased cuts is vintage Quas, which means crackly samples and nasally narration. The intermissions can get annoying—not to mention the album’s nothing ground-breaking—but the fat loops of “Broad Factor,” the understated boom-bap of “Am I Confused?” and the streamlined, propulsive drum machines of “Astronaut” will be gobbled up by beat fiends.
So here’s one cliché to describe the album: it’s more “yessir” than “whatever.”
Standout Songs: “Broad Factor,” “Astronaut,” “LAX to JFK”