thun managed to near perfectly describe what i always considered pretty undescribable. sometimes brevity should be abandoned for clarity.
pos has said in interviews how he doesnt get the fuss over that album and how that dense, ambigious style was played out in their eyes, pretty much sayin “wev done that already”, as if to say that those complimicated, abstract, high concept, hyper-verbose strains of rapping were only worthwhile and interesting from t-la rock, ramellzee etc to what he percieves as their peak in the mid nineties. like the important thing was people getting the message, not realising that it was actually all those little personal nuances, humour and experimentation that kept the music interesting and exiting and tempered whatever moral they were trying to impart’s sharp edges:
i actually like their later work but i realy dont think theyr suited to that kind of po-faced directness, which way to often leads to them being rapping snooze buttons. which is such a shame cos im sure they still have the ability to do better if they went back to focousing on their actual strengths that theyd been progressivly fine tuning up until their peak in 1993, instead of this just consistently solid, perfectly acceptable but really just kind of boring rut theyv been stuck in since their post-prince paul mid-nineties switch up.
for a group thats supposed main influence is ultramagnetic they seem to have forgotten their most important lesson, to keep moving forward regardless of the consequences cos stepping sideways and resting comfortably may be safe but who the fuck prefers being safe the whole time? or more specifically, who properly enjoys listening to the rapping it produces?
i mean, pos shouts out fucking e-40 in the davey d interview! what is he missing?