Wednesday, March 07, 2012

New Album: Nasty P - Story So Far

Coming straight from the underground of Scotland comes the extremely talented producer Nasty P, ready set to drop his debut album Story So Far. Nasty P has been causing waves over in Scotland but really hasnt made much of a ripple with the heads in the States. That's a shame, as his style of taking old-school techniques of dusty soul samples mixed with his obvious fondness of the golden era (Mobb Deep, KRS-One, Large Professor, Notorious B.I.G., and Snoop Dogg vocal samples in the first 3 tracks alone) is very familiar but also very welcome for all the production aficionados out there. He lets the beats speak for themselves, lacing them with pretty well-known vocal samples and soulful chops but there is also the occasional MC track. Nasty P recruits some top-of-the-line MC's for the rapping tracks, including Jurassic 5's Akil (a golden era product), Ed O.G. (another golden era product), and Mello Music Group's Oddisee.  Nasty P's production seemingly changes when it knows it has to; song structures change when an MC is in the mix and when there are no bars, things get wild. I'd love to see Nasty P get a little buzz off of this project and hopefully get propelled into more discussion. Hopefully he reaches some more crossover success from Scotland and if he does, hopefully he brings his boys with him.

Buy the album here. We'll provide a stream as soon as one emerges. In the meantime, check out Nasty P's other great releases from his Bandcamp here.

Nasty P also apparently spends his free time making crafty remixes that he uploads onto his Soundcloud. Check them out here.


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