Kenny Dennis III
Label: Joyful Noise Recordings
Part III of the strangest series in hip-hop continues with our '90s rap hero forming the dance-pop band "Perfecto" with comedian Anders Holm (of Workaholics fame) and launching a tour of Midwest shopping malls, with Minneapolis' Mall of America as the prize. "Mr. Drummond" of Diff'rent Strokes, Kenny Dennis' itinerant younger brother "Tanya T," and an alluring, disembodied Japanese voice floats through producer Odd Nosdam's psychedelic loops. Meanwhile, Serengeti's perceptive writing renders the Dz into a vivid and sympathetic character swaggering through a mid-life crisis.