This EP was released on April 2nd this year. A Hundred Disorders is a duo comprised of producer RWVII and MC Bloodmoney Perez. I didn’t really have any expectations going into this project mainly because I wasn’t actually that familiar with Bloodmoney Perez prior to listening, and I’d never heard of RWVII before. I’d heard Perez on features with guys like Unsung and Iceberg Theory, but it wasn’t really enough to get a good idea of who he is as a musician. I liked the features I heard from him though, so I guess I knew that I would enjoy this project to some extent.
The first thing that I took note of with this project was how jazzy the production is. The opening track is called Nightmares, and it sounds like it was performed with live instrumentation. I love the piano-driven instrumental, and the additional trumpet from Jacob Wynne sounds gorgeous. I think the production here is amazing to be honest. It gave me flashbacks to Skyzoo‘s The Bluest Note. The actual verse from Bloodmoney Perez is really cool too, and same goes for the hook. I liked that reference to Harold Ramis’ Groundhog Day. It was cool how they gave Jacob Wynne more time to shine towards the end of the track too. I think everything came together really well here. The song is really dope. Track 2 is entitled In the Name of…, and the beat kinda reminds me of something that Slug might’ve rapped over back in the early to mid 2000s. Nightmares impressed me more sonically, but this is the track where Bloodmoney Perez really stood out lyrically. I think he killed this track.
Nothing short of remarkable
Blood born from particles of matter
Snakes and deities who watch us all scatter
Towers built to split all who gathered
Traveled to Pangaea just to war against status
Structures of oppression build kingdoms so savage
I was hooked the entire time he was rapping. The song has a good hook too, and the second verse is even better than the first one. I love the political content. This track really helped me to see how great of a writer Bloodmoney Perez is. I feel like he was operating in peak condition here. He killed it. The song is dope as hell. The penultimate track is a tribute to the late great MF DOOM entitled ALL CAPS FOREVER.
I really like the way RWVII reworked the instrumental for Madvillainy’s Accordion here. The beat is different enough to make this sound like its own proper track rather than a cheap knockoff. The verse from Bloodmoney Perez is really nice, and same goes for the cuts from DJ ELSEWHERE. There’s even a beautiful saxophone outro from Matthew Palmquist, which is just the icing on the cake. I appreciate how they put a jazzier spin on the original template of Accordion. The song is really dope. The closing track is entitled ALL CAPS Dub Plate, and it’s another highlight for me. Bloodmoney Perez doesn’t really perform on this track; instead we just get a really nice instrumental with some cuts from DJ ELSEWHERE, as well as a violin contribution from Jeremy Beaman. The instrumental itself sounds like a sunset on a blazing hot summer day. I think it’s dope as hell.
This extended play is really great. I’m pretty much sold on Bloodmoney Perez as a writer now, and the beats throughout this project are fantastic. This EP just has me really excited for the future of this group. I’m really curious what a whole album would sound like. The production and writing on this EP are great, so that’s pretty much why I love it so much. None of the flows are really too flashy, and there aren’t any catchy vocal melodies. The main appeal is just the jazzy beats along with Bloodmoney Perez’s poetic lyricism. Check it out and let me know what you think. It’s really dope to me.