RAS G & THE KOREATOWN ODDITY: 5 CHUCKLES

May 6th, 2015 | Album reviews

RAS G & THE KOREATOWN ODDITY
5 Chuckles CS
Leaving Records/Stones Throw

A backwoods blunt is not for the meek. First off, it’s a leaf so those raised huffing cardboard swishers or puffing a pipe may deem it harsh. In reality what is hitting you is purity…and probably weed. The smell of a backwoods lingers long after it’s gone, but it’s not a cigarillo stink, it’s almost an incense. It’s fitting that 5 Chuckles, Ras G’s beats and the Koreatown Oddity’s raps, should have their first release packaged inside discarded backwoods packs. Koreatown dovetails into G’s beats like no other and the resulting sound is as raw as the leaf. KTown complements G’s beats and fleshes out whole worlds within them. The deceptively simple loops allow the space for our wolf-masked MC to go to town. The scenes he paints are equal parts bizarre, hilarious and poignant. It’s comedic but this shit ain’t no joke. You can nearly smell the pungent earthy aroma of a pack opening when you press play. This shit just feels good. Ghetto astral hip-hop music for the soul: with 5 Chuckles both G and KTown break new ground.

—sweeney kovar

RAS G WITH BLKHRTS PLUS THE KOREATOWN ODDITY, SAHTYRE, CHARLES HAMILTON AND EUREKA THE BUTCHER WITH RESIDENTS ON WED., MAY 6, AT LOW END THEORY AT THE AIRLINER, 2419 N. BROADWAY, LINCOLN HEIGHTS. 9:30 PM / $10 / 18+ / MORE INFO HERE! RAS G & THE KOREATOWN ODDITY’S 5 CHUCKLES IS AVAILABLE NOW FROM STONES THROW/LEAVING. VISIT RAS G AT SOUNDCLOUD.COM/RAS_G AT AND VISIT THE KOREATOWN ODDITY AT THEKOREATOWNODDITY.BANDCAMP.COM.