I’m glad, then, for the chance to write about Doc Waffles again, it takes my mind off The Cruise. New Music on the way: 8/23.
So much to mine here, such zestfully psychotic evocations, hallucinogenic rocket-punctured day-dream imagery sutured with the squinty-eyed rap-poet/book-peddlers characteristic erudite diction-dazzle
and some razzle wrung in for weird-measure, yes yes... Yes, Catherine the Great and Street Fighter II and Ice-T action movies and frivolous flying machines and, actually, yes, even some topical social commentary. Another album by Doc Waffles, produced with ears for apt soul/funk-samples lassoed-round and sizzling-under these Groucho-by-way-of-Goethe styled rap-sandwiches peeled off his sophisto-street paving.
Ambulance Chaser is Doc's fifth proper album, another in his decade-run as wily-jester type rapper known to hold his own in a battle or two over the years. He doesn't make it out onto stages as much as I'd like but it's still encouraging that this is already his second album within one calendar year, maybe he's hitting new spurred stride.
It'll be gridlock all weekend with the Dream Cruise...if only I could utilize the fanciful dirigibles that Mr. Waffles raps about in these new tracks...
Anyway, check 'em out next week.
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