The Weird Apples The Big Crunch

The Weird ApplesThe Big Crunch
Combining adventurous production and two MCs with complementary styles, Weird Apples sound like pros on this gusty debut. Guelph’s Noah23 is damn near legendary in underground hip-hop; his lightning quick flow and thoughtful absorption of a wide array of topics is singular. Emerging as Noah’s partner in crime, DJ MadAdam has earned props for his edgy production and dynamic turntablism. The dark horse here is Livestock, another Guelph MC, whose deep growl is both warm and menacing. Together, the three have composed a wicked record, blending flash and grit for a dizzying head-trip. Street-smart theorists, Noah23 and Livestock bust politically-charged puzzles infused with subtle humour and a dead serious belief that mainstream information sources are bullshit. "Fuck Cars” is likely the most obvious example of their persuasive paranoia but "Mothman” and "I Got My Mind,” featuring a stunning Premier-influenced beat by MadAdam, contain layers of provocative ideas. Bolstered by engaging, entertaining beats, the Weird Apples’ The Big Crunch is a banger. (Plague Language)