Recently, I was sent a copy of My Giants, by Ambition, Timbuktu and Uncle Fester. Released through Droppin’ Science Productions and produced entirely by Fester, the album features appearances from the Backburner crew and sports the awesome album artwork pictured below (designed by Ghettosocks). But would the music live up to the rowdy monsters displayed on the cover? It would, and then some.
My Giants is an album that is enjoyable both on the whole and broken down to its individual tracks. It’s comes on strong with it’s opening track Colossal, then slows things down a bit by the time we get to the soulful Up & Down and the laid back funk of Dairy Queen, picking up the pace with Davids & Goliaths (featuring Backburner crew mates Chokeules, Savilion, Wordburglar, & More Or Les) and winds down with the solid This Tall To Ride. There is an overall “larger than life” theme to the album with references to Monsters, Giants (of course) and being bigger and better than anybody else. While this theme is ever present, it doesn’t over power the individual tracks themselves, which stand on their own as solid singles.
While there isn’t a bad track on the album, there are two that stand out for me as the best of the bunch: Octavious and Gameboy Advanced. Octavious is a glorious homage to classic villains of comics and cartoons. With a hook that will say with you for days (“….Talking world domination and it ain’t nothing nice…”) this song begs to bring on the badguys with references to the destruction of the Justice League, a nod to the Legion of Doom and a verbal beat down on Superman, Batman and even Astro Boy. You will believe that it’s real good to be bad after hearing this one. Gameboy Advanced explores the world of dating and some of the bullshit games that go along with it. Instead of putting up with said bullshit, Ambition and Timbuktu would rather play Street Fighter. Both are fun tracks that have more than a little nerd cred.
What I really dig about My Giants is how well Ambition and Timbuktu compliment eachother. Ambition provides a deep, smooth sound that rocks some Barry White base. Timbuktu’s delivery is more like a whispered growl that always sounds like he’s letting you in on a secret. Uncle Fester does an amazing job of marrying these two distinct voices together as a dynamic duo of rhymes, making almost every track upbeat yet laid back at the same time.
If you’re looking for a summer album that you can play at a party or barbecue, you can’t go wrong with My Giants. It’s fun, a little nerdy and it’s available now through bandcamp. Get your copy today. Fuck Aquaman, I’m servin’ up some Filet-O-Fish.
If you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!