Being Madlib’s brother can be both a gift and a curse. With your sibling being as well known and prolific as Madlib, Oh No can’t help but be given mentions in the press. But therein lies the curse, when you’re constantly being called “Madlib’s brother Oh No” and being compared to the great producer day in and day out.
However, none of this matters once you hear the production of the younger Jackson brother. Oh No’s debut, The Disrupt, was a good album, some great beats, some dope rapping and generally a solid outing. But then he came back last year with Exodus Into Unheard Rhythms which sampled Galt MacDermot throughout and he took it that one step higher.
The beats are both heavy and crisp and this is proved on the track you can hear by clicking above. Featuring Living Legends’ Murs, In This is an exquisite headnodder which tells you that “other MCs ain’t got a chance at all, Murs too advance for y’all” and with beats like this, you can’t really argue. So when you hear Oh No, say “oh yes!”