The Detroit MC returns with his third album for Stones Throw, produced entirely by Katalyst of hip-hop production supergroup Quakers. The double 12 inch comes in gatefold sleeve with download code included.
Guilty Simpson may have worked with hip-hop production luminaries from as far afield as California, New York and the UK, but his roots are forever in his hometown of Detroit.
It was fellow Detroit native J Dilla who gave Guilty his debut, and requested that he join the Stones Throw fold. The label released his debut solo album Ode To The Ghetto in 2008, and established him as one of Stones Throw’s flagship artists.
Two years later, Guilty returned with producer Madlib for OJ Simpson, which Pitchfork heralded as “one of the best hip-hop records of the year.” His next appearance on Stones Throw was shorter but no less pivotal, on “Fitta Happier” by Geoff Barrow’s hip-hop production supergroup Quakers. Time spent with Quakers co-founder Katalyst yielded an artistic chemistry between the MC and producer, and led directly to Guilty’s third album for Stones Throw.
Detroit’s Son distils the essence of what made Ode To The Ghetto an underground classic. This is the Detroit MC on his best form, rapping over beats perfectly tailored to his rough baritone. Guilty Simpson has always been skillful at combining hardcore rap with thought-provoking observations about the world around him, and it’s this talent that comes to the fore on Detroit’s Son. (added: 2015-09-11 09:33:45 )