Ruff Draft [Reissue]

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  • Summary: The second posthumous release from the acclaimed hip-hop producer, this double-disc set is actually a greatly-expanded resissue of his hard-to-find 2003 EP of the same name.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. One of hip-hop's few essential EPs.
  2. Urb
    90
    A must-have for true J Dilla fans. [Apr 2007, p.104]
  3. Filter
    84
    Ruff Draft is live, and you need to play it loud enough to wake the dead. [#24, p.98]
  4. Some of the material is brilliant, though much of it only hints at the gems that would eventually make up Dilla's collaboration with Madlib on Champion Sound.
  5. While still lush in its own grimy way, Ruff Draft represents the harsher, more experimental end of Dilla’s palette.
  6. Ruff Draft still feels like a limited-edition collectors-only curiosity.
  7. Ruff Draft is subtle, full of muddy melodies, magical synths and crispy snares, all typical of Dilla beats that aren’t on major label releases.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. nazat
    Jul 9, 2007
    10
    its too sick. plain and simple
  2. RuffB
    Apr 2, 2007
    9
    This album is a hit.

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