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Malkovich: Homecoming

 
A lot of people think of Los Angeles (and it's adjoining communities) as too big, too cold, too gangsta rough - or just too damn remote - to convincingly put some warm, East Coast, Ed O.G. & The Bulldogs-type keyboard sample to, but Malkovich's "Homecoming" does indeed use the sound of Hip-Hop's Golden Era to make us feel the singular kind of love that's had when a native son is returning to The City Of Angels.

Despite that familiar Hip-Hop nationalist sound, this ain't the L.A. of Ice Cube's "It Was A Good Day". (For many Angelenos, "It Was A Lucky Day" would be more like it,...) "Homecoming" is, equally, about showing us Malkovich's love of place, but it's also about the lackadaisical, almost careless, professional and social meanderings of a multitude of people - including the rapper - who sense their lives are about survival and, as such, live it on some higher level - a somewhat sadder level - which anybody would have to feel for.

I really like this record.

CMC
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