Rocking old school rap with stripped synth and bass backing, nice effects on the dub, from 1983.
Hiphop turning points like The Payoff Mix and The Lessons, The Motorcade Sped On, Nothing To Fear in its entirety, loads of stuff including new work. Postmodern but politically sharp, so totally F-R-E-S-H.
Produced by Statik Selectah (Nas, Freddie Gibbs, Action Bronson) — with full crew like Planet Asia and Chace Infinite, newcomers Casey Veggies, Schoolboy Q and Black Hippy, and southern rap veteran David Banner.
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson conducts a sixty-piece orchestra featuring special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli, Karriem Riggins and co.
Dazzling, album-length, gospel master-mixes — with interventions from Action Bronson, Blu, Prodigy, Roc Marciano and co — presented in a gold-foiled-leatherette mock-bible.
From the Ecstasy Garage in 1980, featuring the Cold Crush Brothers, Whipper Whip, Ruby Dee, and Grand Wizard Theodore (Fantastic Five Freaks), the Soul Sonic Force, and the Nice and Nasty Four.