1. Some ill sampling fused with some slick r&b funk. Enjoy you cool cats. (s/t album btw)

     
     
  2. Strong Arm Steady is a west coast hip hop collective. From their original 8 members they’re now down to three (after Xhibit left to pimp rides or something). Statik Selektah is a vetren producer/promoter/industry man from the east coast with a long tradition of MC/producer team up albums. The two camps compliment each other extraordinarily well. The three members of SAS hurl dark gritty rhymes, usually accompanied by a  guest or three. Statik lays down soothing hypnotic beats that balance the assault of 5 people rapping at you in 4 minutes. 

     
     
  3. Gonjasufi … MU.ZZ.LE … 2012

    This cat is a yoga instructor turned psych-hip-hop folk artist. He specializes in left-field wonked-out bliss that befuddles anyone looking for genre tags. Kinda like a Mody/Sufjan/Eels burrito. Nothing terribly groundbreaking but well done.

     
     

  4. Killer Mike … R.A.P. Music … 2012

    Bad-ass rap out of Atlanta. This guy is anti-big production, glitzy-bling-glam hip hop culture. This album is about being a rapper, being from Atlanta, and being Michael Render. Highly recommended!

    (Source: Spotify)

     

  5. Aesop Rock … Skelethon … 2012

    I love this guy’s lyrics. Long-Island born rapper, Aesop Rock is now 36, with a very successful career as a rap artist. This album kicks ass. RIYL Atmosphere, Felt, Hail Mary Mallon.

    (Source: Spotify)