Review: Hip hop heads be stickin' their necks out for this, MCs Madlib & Oh No present The Professionals. A new collaboration harking back to all those sweet samples, breaks and 2000s hip hop attitude now pre-modded for a 2020 context. The two have only collaborated on a few stray tracks in the years before with the name first appearing on Madlib's WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip. Each track here is pure dopeness waxing lyrical on all matter of confronting, world-wide and burrow-sentric observations. From the subtle rolling of windchimes in "Make Due" to the Vietnam War era twangs of "Dishonored Valor", wicked atmospheres of speakeasy blues, swung soul and royal strings fall and combine with dusty hip hop beats, mad rhymes and slower tropes into jazz. Bonafide material.