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  • Summary: The 21-track release from the Los Angeles hip-hop producer is his first full-length on the RAMP Recordings label.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 23, 2011
    70
    Sure, it's still quite messy, but in separating the vast array of influences and ideas present in Ras G's deceptively complex music, Earth lays it all out in a much more digestible manner.
  2. Aug 23, 2011
    70
    Ultimately there's more to gnaw on here, and for all his admiration of astral jazz, the album title is apt. Ras may be gazing up at the stars, but there is solid ground beneath his feet. [Sep 2011, p.56]
  3. Aug 23, 2011
    65
    Yes, it's ridiculous to expect everyone to make a grand statement with each release, but there's scarcely a trace of an evolving style or technique to be found on Down 2 Earth. Surely, we're entitled to expect more.
  4. Aug 23, 2011
    60
    The sound necessarily lacks the precision and propulsion of, say, house or grime instrumentals, and since nothing forces the listener to pay attention or move, Down 2 Earth disappears as it reveals itself.
  5. Dec 14, 2011
    60
    By packing 21 tracks onto a half-hour running time, he never gets stuck too long in one grove. [Sep 2011, p.104]