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05.18.08 9 years ago 6 Comments

Ketch up foos!

I ain’t the one to be downloading entire discs onto my computer. Not that I’m against it, it’s just that they unexpectedly turn into playlists full of exclamation points after a few weeks and it drives me crazy. Fellow iTunes users with back-up storage feel my pain.

Yesterday, however, it was a different tune when my mans got at me on the 10 discs for a hand of crazy eights tip.

Since I participate, and my money is about as long as my empty wallet, I happily obliged to the future frustration. Unfortunately for the urgency of this post, and Gotty’sâ„¢ free time, I was on it immediately. After a couple hours of bookmark capitalization, there were 10 Phillips CDs of unauthorized dopeness on an empty spindle, ready to be delivered.

Out of all the material, new mixtapes, recommended records and personal compilations, the gem was an unexpected one.

Apparently, Ketchpraze, an Inkster/Detroit emcee Trick Trick applauded in his Smoking Session a while ago, dropped a heat rock on us back in February.

Not surprisingly, it’s called Motown Is Back.

If you’re a Dilla-bred head, then this twenty-five-song mixtape is absolutely laced with your taste. It’s sample-based Hip-Hop at its finest, with a very evident Motown theme throughout. It even comes complete with that dusty vinyl feel you’d get off an old Tamla LP.

Talking the walk, Ketch’s slick metaphors and wide array of topics fit perfectly over classic loops by some of the most influential artists to ever step foot down West Grand Blvd.

Since I’ve never been as economical with a record review as TC, I’m gonna cut it here. All I really wanted to do was shout out a talented artist, making quality, original music. So, do us, Ketch and yourself a favor – Download, peep and give it to all your friends.

If you’re lucky, one of them might break you off a sack, too.

Ketchphraze – Motown Is Back

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