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Peanut Butter Wolf – B-Ball Zombie War

Peanut Butter Wolf has hooked up with game-maker 2K Sports to release B-Ball Zombie War, the soundtrack for 2K’s NBA 2K8. These 20 tracks come fresh and impressive, but not surprisingly. Head of Stones Throw Records, PBW gained notoriety for his collab last year with Cartoon Network, on the heels of which this project has been destined to stir some attention.


An extensive list of contributors features team efforts between Madlib and Karriem Riggins, performing as Supreme Team on “See (Suite)”; J-Dilla, Q-Tip and Talib Kweli cross the streams on Lightworking, and Mash’s Revengers offers another Dilla appearance, this time featuring MF Doom and Guilty Simpson. At 20 tracks, this is an all-star game on CD: other sessions are cut by Med, Percee P, J Rocc, James Pants, Quasimoto, and Baron Zen (and others, and others….)

With so many artists, the continuity of the disc is impressive. The entire collection is determinedly raw, but soothing to the ear. Scratchy samples and jazzy beats keep it solid from the get go and a seemingly free-style flow threads through most tracks. Toward the end of the disc, a harder, weirder electro slowly gets it grip on the reins, but this transition is gradual, and serves to keep the album interesting.

Whether you rock the game or not, this is far more than a soundtrack; check it!

Stones Throw Records and VTech Phones Presents – 2K Sports Bounce Tour, Holiday Edition
Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, J.Rocc, Karriem Riggins, Percee P, Guilty Simpson

11/8 – Los Angeles @ El Rey
11/16 – San Francisco @ Independent
11/17 – Portland @ Berbatis Pan
11/18 – Seattle @ Neumos
11/19 – Vancouver @ Richards on Richards
11/29 – Minneapolis @ Foundation Nightclub
11/30 – Chicago @ Abbey Pub
12/1 – Toronto @ Opera House
12/2 – New York City @ Highline Ballroom
12/3 – Philadelphia @ Starlight Ballroom
12/4 – Boston @ Paradise
12/6 – Washington DC @ Black Cat
12/7 – Baltimore @ Sonar (official lineup to be announced)


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