Hi-Life Soundsystem's Langston Hugh Hefner...Love, Weed & Other Vices Embraces The Spirit Of The Party, After-Party, And The Interlude.

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Artist: Hi-Life Soundsystem

Album: Langston Hugh Hefner...Love, Weed & Other Vices

Label: Members Only

Release: January 3rd, 2012

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Hi-Life Soundsystem's Langston Hugh Hefner...Love, Weed & Other Vices Embraces The Spirit Of The Party, After-Party, And The Interlude.

  • Hi-Life Soundsystem's Langston Hugh Hefner...Love, Weed & Other Vices Embraces The Spirit Of The Party, After-Party, And The Interlude.

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    Artist: Hi-Life Soundsystem

    Album: Langston Hugh Hefner...Love, Weed & Other Vices

    Label: Members Only

    Release: January 3rd, 2012

    As the title so playfully suggests, Hi-Life Soundsystem's sophomore full-length Langston Hugh Hefner...Love, Weed & Other Vices takes on a number of different personalities: it's the man-about-town on "So Flagrant"; the tender poet on "The Town" (which features Lurrell Low); and the smoked-out chillhard on the three-part studio hot-box "Smoker's Blend" (with hot vocal commodity Isabella Du Graf). There may be more kicking back this time around, but the trio (MCs Khingz and B Flat, producer Crispy) is still fit to bring bounce when they feel it's necessary. Also: interludes! Counting the intro/outro and "Smoker's Blend" trilogy, 9/16 tracks would be considered an interlude by somebody, and, you know what? I'm not mad. With their help, the album feels like a musical channel-surf, and keeps things moving.

    Like their self-titled debut, the freely streaming LHHLW&OV (which one assumes is free because of the heavy sprinkling of unlicensed Miller[TM] TV spots) is more suited for party plays than heavy sifting, and as before, it's more than fine. The ever-conscious Khingz can't help but drop in a fleck of social commentary here and there, but for the most part, the Hi-Life crew lives to champion love, weed and other vices.

     
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