Sour Soul is the collaborative album from Toronto jazz/hip-hop band BADBADNOTGOOD and Staten Island rap champ Ghostface Killah. Inspired by 1960s and 70s music - taking inspiration from the recording techniques and production of that era, and eschewing sampling in favour of live instrumentation, BBNG with producer Frank Dukes have created a dramatic, cinematic musical staging for Ghostface’s vivid storytelling. Sour Soul also features guest spots from MF DOOM, Elzhi (Slum Village / J Dilla), Danny Brown and prodigal new rapper Tree (Project mayhem).
“Superb” 9/10 - DJ Mag
“As far as dream collabs go this one is hard to beat” Complex
“He might be the best, most colourful storyteller rap has ever seen” – Pitchfork on Ghostface
“How the group redefines the genre is through their unconventional influences, youthful vigor and musical experimentation” -
“As self-confessed hip hop heads as well as jazz academics, BADBADNOTGOOD have the audacity to mix the unexpected and pull it off with finesse.” – Dazed & Confused
“...even given the fairly proud lineage of wild musical juxtaposition, these kids are making waves.” - The Guardian