I'll Tell You What!

RP Boo - I'll Tell You What!
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2018 Ratings: #310 / 794
User Score
Based on 33 ratings
2018 Ratings: #688
July 6, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Planet Mu / Label
Footwork / Genres
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On I'll Tell You What!, his third album for Planet Mu, speech is both a rhythmic instrument—like a drum machine or a percussive sample—and a narrative device that conveys a message or a mood.


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.

The Guardian

RP Boo’s third album for the Planet Mu label, I’ll Tell You What!, sees this originality in full force.


RP Boo's status in footwork is more or less unimpeachable. The only way he could really mess things up is to make a bad album of new material. Luckily, I'll Tell You What! is a fantastic record.


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.


On his first album of all new material, the Chicago footwork pioneer pushes at the outline of the genre, playing with convention and keeping listeners thrillingly off balance.

A.V. Club

I’ll Tell You What! reflects his confidence in making every sound count, but its outlook is melancholy.

Spectrum Culture

While Space has released a few of his own albums with a mix of past and current works, the producer packages all new material in I’ll Tell You What! to deliver his most outspoken record yet.

Rolling Stone
Turning footwork into murmuring bass music, a genre pioneer finds a fascinating new atmosphere.
The Observer

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.

I'll Tell You What! features high-energy beats and hypnotic samples that put together an extremely playfull yet experimental electronic album.

RP Boo focuses heavily on his strengths however, sometimes gets lost in a highly repetitive yet unconventional string of tracks. The album still acts as a great listening experience, especially for those looking for something quite unorthodox.
Pretty nice
I like how the artist utilizes vocal samples in this album, the overall result and sound is interesting and entertaining.
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Added on: May 11, 2018