Following in the footsteps of his famed brother Madlib, Oh No has become one of the most celebrated independent hip-hop artists of the 21st century. His storied career has included not only rap success but an impressive resume behind the boards, with production credits for Mos Def, Freddie Gibbs, De La Soul, Action Bronson, Talib Kweli, Ab-Soul, and more.
An innovator in the art of sampling with a history of exploring diverse source material, Oh No is now back with Good Vibes/Bad Vibes, a new instrumental album deconstructing the work of iconic vibraphonist Roy Ayers.
A split collection with two thematically distinct halves, the album is entirely constructed from the early, jazz-centric realm of the Ayers archive. Good Vibes is “light and vibrant, with colorful layers radiating under the sunshine,” Oh No explains, while Bad Vibes contains “dark murky atmospheric tones for the angry moments, those times when it’s
necessary to step in the mud.”