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Grand Invincible-Ask The Dust
February 28, 2008, 1:05 am
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Grand Invincible was formed under the philosophy that hip hop as an artform was best served under the technological limitations of the late-80s and early-90s. Armed with only an AKAI MPC 2000, two turntables, a mixer, a microphone, and a diggin’ ass record collection with the intention of making the most out of the least.”

That’s what the fuck I’m talking about.

Consisting of DJ Eons One of Spazz on the beats and Luke Sick of Sacred Hoop on the L’s, Grand Invincible have mastered the art of the simple complexity…if that makes any sense. As their mission statement declared, Ask The Dust (which is a pretty fucking ingenius name), follows a formula and succeeds because of their ability to not overdue or clutter up said formula. It’s funny because as a long time fan of Luke I feel like this is the first time I can follow him word for word, but he’s still got that trademark style which is equal parts Coughnut and Ghostface. Eons  straight forward approach to the production keeps the album cohesive and frames things perfectly within 13 tracks. So many albums seem to have strategically placed songs; the political song, the self contemplative song, etc, but this shit is just raw from start to end.

I’ve included a 3 song sampler for you to download here so that you can judge for yourself. Of course I encourage you to cop the album, and check them on Myspace.

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nice post. check out the luke sick interview…

Comment by anasarca

[…] the One Block news, my homies and fellow Gurp City OG’s Grand Invincible, who you might have read about earlier on this blog, just signed with artist Alex Pardees’ Zero Friends label; I talked to Bill Adler today and […]

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