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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Chicago footwork artist features guest appearances from Crossfire and DJ Phil.
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  1. Jul 16, 2018
    80
    Footwork, however, appears to have no shortage of peculiar, adaptable, and idiosyncratic producers that resist any such outcome. I’ll Tell You What is slippery, contrary, devious--to listen is to be seduced and mangled.
  2. Jul 12, 2018
    80
    I'll Tell You What! is a fantastic record. It's also a deft transition to the album format.
  3. Jul 6, 2018
    80
    RP Boo's style is a mix of experimentation and hard-fought confidence, and releases like I'll Tell You What! prove that the inventor of footwork is still several steps ahead of everyone else.
  4. Jul 13, 2018
    80
    I'll Tell You What will keep listeners on their toes, as the album is both immersed in footwork but also pushes against its boundaries, frequently dropping the signature drum machines, working with droning synth, crossing vocal samples, and generally taking left turns just when you think you've got a hold on a track.
  5. Jul 9, 2018
    78
    I’ll Tell You What! is a masterful album of precision and imagination, one where footwork resounds with the potential of a rewritten rule book. It is also astoundingly alive, its energy and originality a reminder that visionary ideas and emptied minds can outlast feeble human mortality.
  6. Jul 6, 2018
    75
    I’ll Tell You What! reflects his confidence in making every sound count, but its outlook is melancholy.
  7. 60
    I’ll Tell You What! doesn’t have quite the same crossover potential as Jlin, whose Black Origami album on Planet Mu topped almost every best electronic album list last year. But it’s a definitive statement of a sound that has staying power--and packs a triple-speed punch.

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