Waldo & Sango- Pick Your Own Poison (Album Stream)
Posted by Anthony Obst
There Goes The Neighborhood
Grand Rapids via Seattle producer Sango has kept himself busy over the last few months, securing his spot as one of the most prolific and promising beat makers to hit the scene this year. Following a wide range of remix projects, solo productions and collaborations, Sango's work as a rap music producer on Pick Your Own Poison arguably represents his most accomplished effort to date. Hooking up with fellow Grand Rapidian Waldo, Sango constructs a stringent and smoothly emotive backdrop for the 20-year old emcee to lay down his game on.
In an unassuming, pan-regional manner not too far removed from what ASAP Rocky did on his mixtape, Waldo proves to be just the right fit for Sango's spacious, Southern-tinged instrumentals. Letting those bitches breathe where need be, Waldo seems well aware that the production is the star on Pick Your Own Poison. Still his natural talent for flowmanship shines through on all 9 tracks. With occasional interpolations of Lil Wayne's "Fireman," Pimp C's "Pourin' Up," Frank Ocean's "Swim Good" and a brief Nas sample thrown in for good measure, Waldo lays open his panorama of influences, switching from braggadocio to sweet talk, party rap and introspection, holding it all together with little audible effort.
Props to Soulection for making this happen and providing one of the freshest MC/producer-combos of the year. They're even giving this one away for free, so grab the download HERE.