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Looking Back :: Acclimated Assassin Revisits A Bygone Era On ‘Restoration’ LP

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Hip-hop is known for the cycles that it goes through, and how it folds back in on itself to create fresh sounds out of new-sounding elements that are deeply rooted in its own past.  That being said, with 808s making the resurgence they have as of lately, it only makes sense that the boom-bap era is due its time in the sun near future.  Acclimated Assassin, and Austin-based hip-hop producer (by way of Maine), seems to be in that same mindset, as Restoration finds him putting an updated and personal spin on familiar drums and stabs that made the boom-bap era such a prolific one.  The result is a handful of tracks that you wish you’d heard Black MoonO.C.Casual, or any name from the absurdly long list of monolithic MCs that emerged from the early to mid-1990s rap on.  Definitely check this one out asap, spread it around for others to dig in to, and cop it if you have a few bucks.

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Nurture Sounds :: Acclimated Assassin’s ‘Together’ Beat Tape Soothes The Soul

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Discovery is the fuel that keeps my blogger fire going.  Even though I have scores of talented friends, their are times where there are lulls in the output, and I am forced to go outside of my circle for content.  More often than not, this is where I find hidden (to me) gems, and Acclimated Assassin‘s Together is no exception to that trend.  Nearly 20 beats deep, and no filler here.  Acclimated Assassin states that this tape is for transitioning from spring/summer to fall/winter while keeping the good vibes going, and I’d say that he nailed that goal.  I will certainly be on the lookout for more from this cat.

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