The original Rugged Tranquility handed us the comb
with which to style afro-textured sensibility.
"Slapboxin' Wit Ya Momma" has all the bounce of a
club-focused beat, with a face-twisting phased guitar
/ keyline combo that swirls and churns
psychedelically atop a crate digger's buffet of
A partner to his first digital beat tape, RT2 further
articulates the funky emotion conveyed in that
seminal work. 'Bliv raises his knuckles straight away
in the ring, starting with the hook shot that is "Da
1neWay"; Hot and buttery low end with a satin-lined
groove, jumping out of the speakers with a kick drum
that rattles bone. Beautifully haunting melodies on
"Thinkin of U" take one back to past loves and past
mistakes, echoing with the progressive rock
sentiment he so often imbues.
We at Paxico have taken great care not only to issue
Ohbliv's first full-length beat tape onto vinyl, but to
accent its rich audio cornerstones with the all-new
cuts of Rugged Tranquility Vol. 2.