|Samiyam is Sam Baker, hip-hop producer working out of the same dusty corners of Los Angeles that brought us Flying Lotus, Jonwayne, Gaslamp Killer, Ras G and so many others. His ''Sam Baker's Album'' was released on Brainfeeder in 2011. More recent credits include tracks from Captain Murphy's Duality and Earl Sweatshirt's Doris.|
Wish You Were Here is his first release with Leaving Records & Stones Throw. ''I'm just trying to show where I'm coming from,'' he says, ''I'm not about futuristic spaceship beats, just straight forward hip-hop.''
The songs are very smooth and bang like some 90's stuff. The track ''Pandas'' has a cool string sample with some funny rhymes that are hard and make your head nod. This is very relaxed and packed with drums. Peep ''Lunch Meat'' and you will feel the dusty drums and carefree sample. Must own cassette cuz this MC/producer is making some original stuff by being himself and it almost reminds me of some early Blu stuff.