Beat Tape to Peep: “As the Ship Goes Down” by Beatjack
The notorious Pomona MC known as the Thought has presented us with another side of Jack Mabie in this new tape of beatflips.
An instrumental playlist aimed towards the chillactimous, Thought effectively distorts classic tracks from legends as disparate as Pink Floyd and Thundercat throughout the brief EP. I appreciate the thoughtfulness (no pun intended) of the laid back and textured music here; the jazzy extended jam sessions he gets into with feature Jaire on the Ziggy Marley flip “I Want To” is a good example of what’s achieved here. This guy never slips with quality art so I try not to fall to behind on what he’s doing, hit play though…
Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is a staff writer for Zus Entertainment, a Jooseboxx and Untapped Hip-Hop contributor, and member of the Inland Empire, California based nerdculture hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers