Analog Brothers, Pimp To Eat

Joe Lopez (aka DJ Bazooka Joe)

By Joe Lopez (aka DJ Bazooka Joe)

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Pimp To Eat

Analog Brothers
Ice-T, Kool Keith & Co. kick out the jams for art’s sake — and fun’s.

What do you get when you mix Kool Keith's lunacy, Ice-T's gangsta, a Bay Area pimp and a slew of vintage keyboards? Featuring the eccentricities of Keith, Ice-T, Pimp Rex, Silver Surfer and Marc Live, the Analog Brothers rhyme about Space Age pimping but present it in a very old-fashioned way, using an analog-only studio packed with vintage equipment to record this album. The uncommonness of this release — one of Keith's best thus far — lies in the marquee value of the names involved and the uniqueness of the result: rarely do hip-hop artists record something for art's, or even fun's, sake, the motivations behind Pimp to Eat. "More Freaks" starts off hard with Ice-T addressing women like a real G should, while "Country Girl" is a little more humorous — the guys reminisce about a Southern love interest. Unless the quintet decides to don the futuristic pimp suits again, there will never be another album like it.