★★★★: Backed by Sean House’s 1980s contemporary vibes & pop-soul samples, Umbrella Symphony is a perfect backdrop to Curren$y’s laid-back lyrics.
★★★3/4: Bay Area legend Berner delivers another page of his audio-autobiography with El Chivo aka THE GOAT
This week’s episode of VINYL OF THE WEEK is a Stones Throw release, 7 DAYS OF FUNK. This cult favorite was recorded in just 7 days!
★★★★: Your Old Droog gives us a peek into his Central European heritage, and also his elusive Hip-Hop kinships
★★★1/2: Although listeners aren’t treated to the introspective, conceptual themes that Q delivered on previous albums, CrasH Talk is still worth a listen!
★★★: Port of SF is like a combination of Curren$y, Dom Kennedy delivery, and Polyester the Saint swagger.
★★★1/2: Despite a few basic punchlines from Rico and an awkward feature from Splurge, “Anger Management” is a recommended listen and displays the chemistry between Rico Nasty & Kenny Beats