Yessir Whatever


Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Jun 18, 2013
    Yessir Whatever suffers from being disjointed and a bit too much like a sketchbook, but the album is pulled together from 12 years of archival recordings, some of them previously released on rare comps and out-of-print vinyl.
  2. Jun 18, 2013
    Yessir Whatever captures a classic hip-hop sound, yet feels futuristic.
  3. Jun 18, 2013
    While there's nothing revelatory production-wise if you've heard Lootpack's Soundpieces: Da Antidote, there's a little workshopper's insight in these protoypes for The Unseen-caliber bluntedness.
  4. Mojo
    Jul 11, 2013
    Superior crumbs from the captain's table, they will make completists weep. [Aug 2013, p.104]
  5. Jul 29, 2013
    The third Quasimoto LP is a jumble of rare and unreleased tracks but still a fine stoner-rap set.
  6. Jun 21, 2013
    The result is a rap album that fundamentally challenges the notion of what a compilation is.
  7. Jun 18, 2013
    United by Madlib's crackly, jazzy samples, messy scratched hooks and bizarre sense of humour, Yessir Whatever is a gleeful trip down the rabbit hole of psychedelic rap.
  8. Jun 20, 2013
    While it does lack the sprawling, cinematic vibes of the previous two Quasimoto albums (and most of the skits), it will appeal to fresh ears for its lack of the sometimes-difficult segmentation and abrupt change-ups in which those records often mired.
  9. The Wire
    Jul 3, 2013
    Half of the songs here are as good as the highs of the first two albums.... Much of the rest is the victim of Madlib's infuriating tendency to leave things in fragments. [Jun 2013, p.54]
  10. Jul 22, 2013
    Yessir Whatever may not be as essential as other titles in the extensive Madlib library, but is definitely worth checking out if you dig the id of his art.
  11. Jun 18, 2013
    The album has more laughs than groans, and does make some good points at times with songs like "Green Power" even if it does so with the higher vocal tones of Otis' alter ego's alter ego.
  12. Jun 19, 2013
    While its age can sometimes be a bit obvious, Yessir Whatever is well put together and organized; it feels less like a blatant retrospective (or worse, a "greatest hits") and more like a forgotten beat tape.

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