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The 30th Song

Mr. Dibbs

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Album Review

A more concise work than many of his earlier mixtapes, The 30th Song is definitely one of Mr. Dibbs' producer records, a mostly instrumental journey through moods and grooves with (slightly) less emphasis on the sprawling grandeur of one of the Midwest's best turntablists. Instead of the usual flashy moves, Dibbs plays around with other techniques, using clever pauses and drop-outs to good effect for "I Hate Greg" and great transformer work for a screeching guitar solo on "Outreach 5" (with Fat Jon). The nine-minute live epic "Omega Prophecy" features Tommy Davidson and the Guinness-record-holding drummer Boo Boo McAfee (he once played the drums for a month straight). "231 Ways to Fry an Egg" samples another solo studio wizard (Paul McCartney), and the standout "Delta Bound" borrows from a pair of blues legends: the plaintive wail of Robert Johnson (from "Hellhound on My Trail") over the Chicago bump-and-grind of Muddy Waters ("I'm a Man"). The result is a turntable jam that's nearly as raw and effective as a blues. Poised halfway between the grandiose sonic austerity of DJ Shadow and the turntable madness of most turntablists, Mr. Dibbs shows how it's able to age gracefully in hip-hop. (Of course, as proved on the closer, "Porntablist," he's still able to have plenty of fun.)

Customer Reviews

love dibbs

i did a review a long time ago but i geuss it didnt make it. YOU need Dibbs i love all his stuff this is a good chill album

He's Back

It's great to hear new Mr. Dibbs! Although Dibbs gives us some fly new beats to chill to, he also brings back some of his old staples in "Captain Splatter Patty". On this record Dibbs displays some of the rediculous scratching and sampling that he is know for, but with songs like "231 Ways to fry an Egg" he takes his samples in an interesting direction. Once again Mr.Dibbs is succesful in giving his audience an ecclectic mix while paying homage to his DJing roots,

The 30th Song...

wow, the first time i heard this i was shocked, mr. dibbs has done it again! another masterpiece. this will make your ears bleed, buy this now.

Biography

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Cincinnati DJ Mr. Dibbs is part of 1200 Hobos, a turntablist crew known for their mixtapes, considered more compositional and less overtly dexterous than those of other DJs. Influenced by the first wave of rap and hip-hop culture, Dibbs' decision to become a DJ was cemented by seeing Grandmixer D.ST perform "Rockit" with Herbie Hancock. His mix style is informed by the hectic song cuts of Midwest radio DJs like Cleveland's Mixmaster Quick and Detroit's Jeff "The Wizard" Mills. Mr. Dibbs also organizes...
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