Ge-ology Ge-ology Plays Ge-ology: Mixes, Instrumentals & Rare Versions

Ge-ology is literally a hip-hop artist. Not only has he been laying down beats for underground hip-hop artists for years, he is also a well-respected artist in the visual medium and was a former co-founder of the hip-hop arts collective Dooable Arts. Yet despite the fact that he gave Tupac Shakur his first beat to rhyme over back in high school, Ge-ology still has a relatively low profile as a beat-maker partly because his work is spread out over a number of years, projects and labels. Ge-ology Plays Ge-ology brings together much of his output up to this point. Filled with Ge-ology’s mid-tempo brand of spacey beats — reminiscent stylistically of DJ Spinna — Ge-ology brings tracks that you may or may not have heard that he’s prepped for Mos Def and Vinia Mojica together for a laidback beat suite, allowing tracks to be mixed seamlessly into one another with minimal fuss. The trance-inducing vibe produces several moments of head-nodding bliss, most notably the Unspoken Heard’s celestial ”Elevator Music”; but it can lead to some tuning out when 30 mostly instrumental tracks of similar tempo are stacked together. Nevertheless, the quality of Ge-ology’s attentive and meticulous artwork displayed here will definitely people checking for his future material in whatever medium it appears. (Female Fun)