Grand Buffet name-checks Fraggles, praises candy bars, and employs black magic to give its youth-league baseball team a competitive edge. Birthing new, increasingly out-of-touch-with-reality personas for each release, the suburban rappers follow esoteric trails of thought to an arena where wordplay becomes a blood sport: They variously describe themselves as "playing the role of the unemployed minotaur-wrangler entangled in anger-management books" and as "security-blanket brandisher/hot-cigar handler/road-atlas examiner/compulsive gambler/consulting Ayn Rand." In the '80s-style synth-funk masterpiece "Murderfuck," aggressively dispatched keyboards lope around blunt-trauma bass and blackjack beats. It's the kind of track that special guest Gil Mantera's Party Dream didn't write, but definitely could have.
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