Edo.G Releases Thought-Provoking 5th EP “AudiO EDibles” Prod. by Tone Spliff (EP Review)

Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts veteran Edo.G joining forces with Los Angeles beatsmith Tone Spliff for his 5th EP. Signing to Mercury Records as the leader of Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs, they would go on to put out 2 albums together before disbanding & Ed himself eventually established himself as a solo artist put out 4 EPs & 10 full-length LPs of his own. My favorites include his 3rd album My Own Worst Enemy produced by Pete Rock & his 6th album After All These Years. However, learning that Tone was hopping behind the boards for AudiO EDibles raised expectations in being Edo’s best EP.

After the titular intro, the first song “Catch Up” gets us started on some ominous boom bap shit talking about building this empire whereas “Act of God” works in these orchestral elements on top of kicks & snares asking who else do you know can pull off a feat like this. “Another Broken Heart” flips a soul sample advising listeners not to be fools & let them break your heart while the piano-driven “Hard 2 Get” talks about a woman that’s difficult to bag. “Achieve” keeps it boom bap explaining that a closed mind can’t be opened leading into the luxurious “Someday” calling to cease gun violence, but then “Move Mountains” serves as a dusty closer looking to do exactly that soon as he enters the zone.

That self-titled collaborative effort Edo.G did with Insight Innovates from a few years ago affirmed to me that both of them still very much haven’t lost a step & since then had been hoping for a solo effort from him that I would enjoy as much. AudiO EDibles, I can say gets the job done. Tone Spliff’s gives Ed some of the best production that he’s had in a while grounded in the traditional boom bap sound & the lyrics from the Roxbury emcee provides thought-provoking themes throughout.

Score: 8/10

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