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Suggested Listening: Hiatus Kaiyote’s ‘Choose Your Weapon’

Suggested Listening: Hiatus Kaiyote’s ‘Choose Your Weapon’

Suggested Listening: Hiatus Kaiyote's 'Choose Your Weapon'

Suggested Listening: Hiatus Kaiyote's 'Choose Your Weapon'

6. Frank n’ Dank –  48 Hours

For my final Dilla-fied selection, it was a real toss-up between 48 Hours and Platinum Pied Pipers‘ Triple P, opting for the former due to its famously luscious, yet surprisingly sample-less production, which is also why we’re going with the instrumentals. Not that the Detroit duo’s word aren’t worth their weight or anything, but the true genius here lays in the arrangements. It’s a massive — and brilliant — testament to what Jay Dee was capable of as a musician, which many have outright forgetten. But I like to think that if Dilla were still with us, he’d look at what HK did on their new record and grin ear-to-ear, championing its r&b minimalism, but remaining deceptively complex in its many movements.

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