Stream: Abdominal – Sitting Music

Stream: Abdominal – Sitting Music

This new release by Canadian emcee Abdominal is definitely something else than his funky collaborations with DJ Format or his freestyle-oriented flows on Flowtation Device with DJ Fase. Sitting Music is minimalistic hip hop with nothing but a (acoustic) guitar and percussion. Or, in his own words, “the finest in middle-aged hip hop.”

It’s really refreshing and unique to hear an ‘adult hip hop release’ like this. No samples, no gimmicks, no tough talk – even Abdominal’s mom joins him on the track “Courage”! Next to that Chali 2na (formerly of Jurassic 5) joins Abdominal on the song “Balance Both” with his prolific voice.

Sitting Music is a breath of fresh air, but it’s better to skip it if you’re looking for hard-hitting, sample-based boom bap. This is all about rhymes and rhythm.

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