March 30, 2024

Five Deez - Kinkynasti (2003)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: !K7151 CD

© 2003 !K7 Records
Anime sensibilities and underground hip-hop attitude mingle with disco flourishes, funky breakbeats, and a bit of experimental dub's crackling reverb in Fat Jon's world. He's only one-fourth of the Five Deez crew, but his frenetic production on Kinkynasti can't help but overshadow the serviceable rapping. Recalling De La Soul, Kool Keith, and Prince Paul without sounding like any of them, Kinkynasti has too much going on for anyone but the most skilled rappers to overcome. To their credit, Five Deez keep it simple lyrically and concentrate on the party. "Funky" and "B Girl" could accompany a raging kegger on Venus, and "Sextraterrestrail" ends up as the highlight with its surreal robot and humanoid lover exchange. Down-tempo instrumentals, a reflective cover of Slick Rick's "Hey Young World," and the relaxed vibe of the vocals offer up some deeper moments and a relief from the album's overall zaniness. With a lackluster collaboration with German dubmeister Pole behind him, Kinkynasti adds a more satisfying addition to Fat Jon's curious universe.

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