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No Samples

Da Blasta and Ratboy were Turntable Bay, consisting of an emcee and a drummer/instrumentalist. Their album, entitled No Samples, dropped in 1998, and they followed that up with something called Uncle Dick, which to me is way creepy. This record has to be one of the weirdest releases out there. There’s definitely an old-school vibe to it (mostly due to Da Blasta’s flow), but the record is nonetheless strange, trippy, and at times hilarious. The titles of some of the tracks sum it up perfectly: “Booty Cheese”, “I See Cake”, “Visual Purple”, etc. Give it a spin… It’s on Spotify. (This review originally appeared on the Bring That Beat Back blog and was written by Jack Devo.)

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