So the spare and trippy "Hello," which closed Later That Day . . . , now opens Same !@#$ Different Day in a horn-plastered reinvention by Jumbo that hones the rhymes to an instantly infectious uptempo groove. The track's vocals warble a bit as they're warped to match the beat, but as LB writes in his winning liner notes, "Now that's some 'fuck it, this is hip-hop' shit."
And so it goes through five more Later That Day . . . revisions as well as 10 remixes from various sources in this Japanese-American MC's decade-long career. Though the mood settles two-thirds of the way through, most tracks explode like Kanye West gone back to college to get a double degree in linguistics and political science. Different Day, no shit.
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