I’ll let this one speak for itself because I dig it:
Sweet Valley is a Bermuda Triangle-like place, where cannabis crumbs, spilt beer, record dust and that mysterious shit you had to blow out of game cartridges all collect as if pulled by some gigantic junkyard magnet.
Sweet Valley is a blood pact between two brothers, Nathan and Kynan Williams, gone awesomely off the rails.
Welcome to Sweet Valley, hi. You can be sure of nothing here.
Hitting that sweet spot of experimental electronic hip-hop, Sweet Valley notably uses a lot of Legend of Zelda samples and just about a billion other things to put together almost-40 minutes of downtempo vibes. It’s free, you really don’t have an excuse.
Shag - Flyrule (Bandcamp link)
As the artist asks his audience, it’s important to consider this album without the context of Ocarina of Rhyme. Where OoR was the combination of that rap game and that Zelda game, Flyrule (ok, the name isn’t the strongest) is a re-appropriating of the beats and sounds of Ocarina of Time into the hip-hop millieu. No Clipse, no Dre, no Snoop, just beats. The result is a spectacular, RJD2-esque rearrangement of a soundtrack near and dear to a lot of hearts.
p.s. it should come to no one’s surprise that my favorite track is the Gerudo Valley arrangement