The Further Adventures of Lord Quas
||"Closer" Featuring Madvillain
||"Raw Addict Pt. 2"
All right kids, gather 'round. Here's a little story....
Once upon time there was a guy named Otis Jackson Jr., who lived
in the warm city of Oxnard. Late one night, while the stars sparkled
in the California sky, he stumbled upon a box of electronic equipment,
a collection of educational, theatrical, soul and psych records,
a crate of bootleg DVDs, a forgotten bag of herb, a fresh bag
of shrooms, and a post-it note stuck to the sampler saying that
"Melvin Van Peebles called." Once Otis consumed the
whole bag of shrooms, smoked all the herb, watched the DVDs, and
sampled all the records, as well as calling Van Peebles back,
something happened. He could only open his eyes about halfway
and he began to grow pink fur and a snout. Excited about the transformation,
Otis stared at his reflection in a mirror through his half-parted
eyes and began to rap. It was here that he noticed a more startling
change; his voice was higher pitched, as if he had inhaled a helium
balloon. In order to deal with these transformations, he chose
the name Quasimoto and took to the streets, butter knife in one
hand, sampler in the other, in search of The Unseen. This was
in the year 2000 and he has been sought after, and discovered,
a few times since then.
First, the producer du jour was spotted wearing his Madlib disguise
while hanging out with cohort Chris "Peanut Butter Wolf"
Manak. Then he was reported posing as a whole band called Yesterday's
New Quintet, looting the vaults of Blue Note Records. Of course,
there was his appearance in Detroit, crate digging with James
Yancey (aka Jay Dee, aka J-Dilla) as the duo Jaylib, and then
he was spotted in London under the name DJ Rels. Most recently
he could be found on a surveillance videotape, lifting comic books
with the infamous Daniel Dumile (aka MF Doom), the clerk at the
store says they used the name Madvillain.
In 2005, Quasimoto has resurfaced with yet another name, now
simply known as Lord Quas. He was last seen in public spray-painting
"Free Steady B" on the streets outside an area called
"The Lost Gates." This is the further adventure of Lord
Quas...if you see this man, don't fear, he isn't dangerous, just
extremely cerebral, quirky, and skilled. He may appear playful
at first, but he means business. Don't try to contain him, just
buy a CD or two and let him be on his way. Oh yeah, make sure
to ask him if he has anymore of his hip-hop and jazz mix CDs....
If you think this review is a mind twister, try listening to
Quasimoto's new full length The Further Adventures of Lord
Quas, then attempt to explain it to someone. All I can say
is: RECOMMENDED! It is his most ambitious, challenging, out there,
and enjoyable work to date. Weirder than anything you could have
dreamt of. If you like Edan's psychedelics, you don't know the
half of it.... hear for yourself. [DG]