MarQ Spekt & Blockhead – SumOfItsParts

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It’s tempting to call Spekt perpetually underrated, but then I get the sense that he doesn’t particularly strive to be ‘rated’ either. He sporadically finds interesting/interested collaborators, does whatever feels right with them and keeps it moving; all without any discernible goal or trajectory beyond the satisfaction he derives from the process of making music in of itself. So it goes with his new album JustPlayWitIt as well – Spekt and Blockhead have done a few tracks together before, the songs came out well, so they made an album. The first ‘official’ single arrived without much fanfare via Blockhead’s own blog, and the obligatory email blast from the Hipnott records (who are hosting/releasing it); the attitude around the release feels like “If you want it, here it is. We’re not gonna shove it down your throat, but do believe this is good rap and you will not be disappointed with it.” And the song really is good, executed with the same loose-limbed confidence that marks the way it was released, and Spekt’s career in general.
 

 

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