Now I'm going to back up a bit here, but when I was a young pup, music like this was simply called "techno." Since then, this form of music has morphed and changed as most progressive music does. These days it's referred to as "EDM." Needless to say, A-Plus (of the legendary Hieroglyphics crew) and his longtime friend and producer AAGEE are fans of the music genre, as well as the scene. Just a quick glance at the track titles and you can tell the duo enjoys a good party.
I had a chance to hang out with A-Plus in the beginning of November 2013. We covered a variety of topics, but mostly he wanted to talk about EDM music, moreover what a great scene it was. Well, after listening to this project I can see the attraction. And how hip hop (especially the styles of these two) lends itself well to the hypnotic, electronic beats. Each track flows seemlessly into the next. Some tracks are instrumental, most have lyrics. The entire album will have you nodding your head the whole time.
Ahh, stand out tracks... I just can't do it. The more I listen, the more I dig the entire album. No skipping tracks. Just sit back and let it play. I guess if I had to choose a couple tracks, I do find my self repeating "Molly Lasts Long" and "Time To Let Go". I'm usually not a huge fan of instrumental tracks, but what's on Molly's Dirty Water does not dissapoint. I think that's kind of the point: the music here is the star of the show. The lyrics are done well, but they take a back seat to the dope beats and hypnotic synth that lead the way.
Get MOLLY'S DIRTY WATER cd and merch here
Also check out TheNugs two part interview with A-Plus and Pep Love, of the legendary Hieroglyphics crew