Fat Jon the Ample Soul Physician
To quote Pete Rock: “So, this is what they meant by soul. So, this is what they meant by funk.”
Fat Jon, the other half of 3582 and part of 5 Deez, delivers a delicious hip-hop instrumental album that hits harder than Jim Kelly, Jackie Chan, and a Richard Pryor punchline combined. Wave Motion is a nice chill-out filled with an Afro-soul that’s hard to find and impossible to dislike, combining rap and funk elements as deftly as an Ali Shaheed Muhammad. In fact, 3582 is also heavily reminiscent of A Tribe Called Quest, and, if the Ample Soul Physician is a disciple of the defunct band, he couldn’t have chosen a better religion. If your neck has been a little stiff lately from head-nod deficiency, I strongly recommend checking out Fat Jon and 3582 (I’m not exactly sure if 5 Deez has anything out, yet). Everything from the clavicle up will thank you.