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Jon Phonics
Beats to Talk Crud To
Astral Black
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Release Date
June 22, 2018


While it’s worth your money for the cover alone, the first Jon Phonics record to come out on Astral Black since 2013’s Rugers proves to be much more than a gimmick. Beats To Talk Crud To is a typically potent collection from a beatsmith who always manages to balance glitz and grime. The twelve entries here synthesise various strands of hip-hop beatwork - most prominently the G-Funk, post-Dilla and Dirty South styles - with great class and panache. Thick low-ends never get in the way of the samples, which are generally pretty things culled from old soul records. When Jay Z was at the peak of his powers he would have absolutely destroyed these beats.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Menace 2 Society 2:03 Buy

    Menace 2 Society

  2. 2 Poetic Justice 2:03 Buy

    Poetic Justice

  3. 3 Paid in Full 1:46 Buy
  4. 4 King of New York 1:57 Buy

    King of New York

  5. 5 La Haine 0:48 Buy
  6. 6 Belly 1:50 Buy
  7. 7 Trainspotting 2:12 Buy
  8. 8 Lock, Stock 1:44 Buy
  9. 9 Bullet Boy 2:00 Buy
  10. 10 Dead Presidents 1:25 Buy

    Dead Presidents

  11. 11 Juice 1:18 Buy
  12. 12 Clockers 1:01 Buy

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