Described with the same level of detail the title suggests, Marlon Sassy's All City Records compilation Gangster Doodles Vol. 1 is as odd as it may seem at first glance. That's because none of the material compiled follows any sequence of note. The Max B add-on sounds like a time relic, the Kaytranada submission too effervescent (by comparison).
Individually speaking, every song has its merit, together the project lacks in unity. That's not to say there aren't plenty of memorable moments accounted in the 25-song project. This is what Sassy had to say about his curatorial efforts.
"When I originally had the idea of doing a comp, I started out only wanting to have 5-10 songs to try and make an EP. Just something quick & dirty," writes Sassy in the bio section of the SoundCloud submission. Over the course of 2 years that number & concept snowballed and became somewhat of a moving target. It was only fitting that the last & final track of the comp came in from Madlib & Oh No. As soon as that came in I knew it was a wrap. Heaven's gate opened and the weed angels rejoiced."
Give'er a listen at your own desired pace. Gangster Doodles Vol. 1 features everything from airy bedroom production, posthumous contributions, French hip-hoppers turned House producers-turned hip-hoppers again, all the way to regulars strokes like the Madlib/ Oh No collaboration that leaked ahead of the compilation's release. Enjoy!
Gangster Doodles Vol. 1
1. Jeremiah Jae - Tell Me
2. Father - Cruel
3. Max B - Flash Dance
4. Caleb Stone - Slayer Cake Bounce
5. Budgie - On My Shit (feat. Traffic)
6. JayAllDay - 1-800 Killer Whale
7. Jonwayne - Welch's Grape
8. LoVibe - Lemonwater
9. Naeem - Shiraz
10. Mndsgn - Noodles
11. FIFTH - And I Swear
12. Madchild - Cold Blooded
13. Nahh G - MoMa
14. Kaytranada - Well I Bet Ya
15. Kojaque, Kean Kavanagh & M Finnegan - Whitney
16. House Shoes - Intergalatic
17. Quelle Chris - Brain of the Ape
18. Chester Watson - Time Moves Slower Here
19. Blu - Hip Hop Remix (feat. Exile & Choosey)
20. Dream Panther - KCRW
21. Oh No & Madlib - Big Whips
22. Onra - $$$ Can't Buy Luv
23. Maze Mountain - The Powers of Your Mind
24. Defari - Acknowledgement (feat. Evidence)
25. Softest Hard - Sincerely