“They don’t pretend to be Native Tongues or try to imitate the output of D.I.T.C., but they come off like the logical antecedent of those artists, as if the lineage from one to the other has remained unbroken by the last 10 years of capitalist confusion, or at least as if the reigns of those artists had continued uninterrupted.”
In the summer of 2007, producer 100dBs and emcee Ryan-O’Neil came together to create one of the dopest Hip-Hop albums in recent years, The Adventures of the One Hand Bandit & the Slum Computer Wizard. Fast forward 5 years later and the duo are destined to repeat greatness with their sophomore album Tea & Spliffs.
Keeping with the same Hip-Hop formula of dope lyrics over sample-heavy Boom Bap production, Tea & Spliffs picks right up where the last album left off. Songs such as the lead single “Wait A Minute”, the Curtis Mayfield-sampled anthem “Power For The People”, and the fun and peppy track “Makin’ Moves” prove that 100dBs & Ryan-O’Neil’s chemistry hasn’t skipped a beat.