I’m on my third listen through, and this record is phenomenal. It has all the sonic intrigue of experimental beatmaking, only Shabazz’s lyrics are sans the extremely dark and –and to many shocking and tiresome –lyrical imagery that accompanies most of the forward thinking hip-hop production out there right now. Many people are already calling it the album of the year. I may be one of them.
Head over to NPR where you can stream it for a limited time, or click play on their first single “The Reeping of All That Is Worthwhile (Noir Not Withstanding)” below if you’d like to be acquainted first.
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