Michigan beatsmith Sam Baker aka Samiyam loves the details. If you ever get your hands on one of the rare copies of his first proper full-length release, the insanly dense beat-collection Rap Beats Vol.1, you’ll know what I mean. Every one of the CD-R releases had a different artwork. Since then Baker has put out new material only sporadically, but his sophomore LP titled Sam Baker’s Album is about to drop this summer via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint.
You can hear one track off the record, crooked beat piece ‘Cushion’, at the bottom of this post or at Brainfeeder’s soundcloud. And to give you a little idea of what you are waiting for here’s a few words from Brainfeeder’s spin doctor: "Sam Baker’s Album is 40 minutes of deviant listening pleasure, a series of woozy, off-center hip hop instrumentals drawing heavily on Baker’s love of electronic funk but never obligated to it."