Various The Funky Precedent Vol. 2

Matador hasn't had much luck shaking off their rock image in recent years, but teaming up with No Mayo Records for the second installment of The Funky Precedent is definitely a step in the right direction. Gathering up some of the Bay Area's finest DJs and MCs, such as Planet Asia, Rasco, Pep Love and Vinroc, The Funky Precedent Vol. 2 is an exceptional collage of superior hip-hop. The prior volume of this series focused on the Los Angeles area, with artists like Jurassic 5 and Dilated Peoples, but this time around they move to the San Francisco and Oakland region - giving further proof that the West coast hip-hop scene is an explosion of unbelievable talent and skill. There's barely a weak spot to be found on this entire collection, and the over 50 contributors are enough to boggle the mind. An extremely impressive compilation, one done without representation from the likes of DJ Shadow, Peanut Butter Wolf, Loot Pack or any of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz. (Matador)