When it comes to the long-standing musical style of hip hop, Russia is probably one of the last countries to come to mind. But this hasn't stopped the gospel of heavy beats and sampled loops from spreading all the way there--besides, it's really not that far if Sara Palin can see it from her state, amirite?
The album pictured above is the latest from Oh!Dee: One of many artists represented by the Russian label Ritmo Sportivo. One of the label's reps contacted me about their platoon of producers, but limited lingual common ground kept conversation short.
No matter. Enjoy the tracks below and explore the other artists Ritmo has to offer if you dig 'em: