A new EP from DM & Jemini featuring six tracks, half brand new and half versions of tracks from one of the hip-hop albums of the year, Ghetto Pop Life. Straddling the divide between undergorund Hip-Hop and its increasingly distant commercial cousin, Danger Mouse's beats and music have a bounce and inventiveness to them - at turns epic and then just brutally funky - that keeps everything tight without either descending into Antipop style obtuseness or just replicating the latest Neptunes beat.
Jemini goes on to show why he was once tagged "the gifted one", his rhymes fitting the beats like a glove. Never having to descend into "bitches and guns" cliches to pack a punch, he rides the breaks and swirling strings on tracks like Live On Both Sides like a true pro. When, on Omega Supreme, the chorus is sung rather than rapped the result sounds genuinely soulful rather than like some Black Eyed Peas one-eye-on-the-pop-charts horror.
As ever with Lex Records, the package comes complete with Eh?'s by now trademark artwork and lavishly over the top packaging. A perfect lesson to us all in how to do things properly.