Music Review | posted 13.06.2012
Oh No
Ohnomite
Stones Throw, 2012
Text Benjamin Mächler , Translation Julia Frohn
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»Dolemite is my name and fucking up motherfuckers is my game!« Once upon a time, Rudy Ray Moore (known as an actor, stand-up-comedian and composer) dropped these lines in the Blaxploitation-classic »Dolemite«, of which the title has served as a reference to Oh No’s »Ohnomite«. The reason is obvoius, because the beat-fiddler from Oxnard, California was given Moore’s complete musical catalog (which includes the soundtrack to »Dolemite«) as a foundation for sampling. Hence, the Disruptor sticks to the concept of his record »Exodus Into Unheard Rhythms«, for which he was also allowed to go wild in Galt MacDermot’s archives. Another similarity is the multitude of rap-guests, no matter if they’re residing on the Pacific coast (Evidence, MED, Chino XL) or the Atlantic coast (Erick Sermon, Roc Marciano, Sticky Fingaz). Altogether, these 19 tracks stand for bowing low in deep respect for Moore’s slippery Blaxploitation-Funk-legacy – especially playworthy are the hypnotizing »Hallucinations« together with Prozack Turner, the laid back »Dues N Donts« side by side with José James and Phife Dawg or »Ohnomite Jazz«, an instrumental driven by a wild brass section. The only thing the late Rudy Ray Moore could say to this solid, strong and pretty much flawless producer-album, is:»Fucking up listeners necks is still Oh No’s game!«

You can find »Ohnomite« by Oh No at hhv.de: CD 2LP
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