The beats aren't wasted here by any means, but a different crew could have brought out even more potential. But after a few spins In Search of Stoney Jackson becomes a charming little record that has quite a lot to offer despite its fragmented, uncoordinated appearance. Madlib still proves he's the master of his terrain, and certain guests slay their hosts, but for the most part, it's a mix of 90s nostalgia and the new kids, and fits together perfectly. In a mixed review, B.
McGhee of Tiny Mix Tapes gave the album a three out of five, saying "These songs are alive, but there are too many cooks, and they clutter things with all their different ideas and approaches. Madlib's instrumental interludes are weird and compelling, which is no surprise, but because of the multitude of voices, his influence is more subdued than usual.
After an incredibly strong start Stoney Jackson assumes its role as a modest, strong ringing in of the hip-hop new year, and I for one am fine with that. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Strong Arm Steady. Peanut Butter Wolf exec. Coleman M. Jones O. Jackson, Jr. Green M. Leyva J.
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That's fine, though, because again, the production is fantastic. The tracks shift from old-school funk to weird hiss-and-pop interludes with incomprehensible vocal snippets on top to collages that are so unique, it's hard to imagine how Madlib even conceived of putting them together.