You know that blurry line in time when it is unclear whether it is really late or really early? I think this ambiguous moment bestows upon you special powers to seamlessly jump into other dimensions and this album is offering up the kind of dimension worth exploring. All I know is that I want to be exploring any astral plane that includes lyrics like, “I’ll turn my soul inside itself then around again then around again.” A dude named Silence lays the beats, or should I say paints the beats across the soundscape of your mind. Qwazaar (Typical Cats) harbors a forceful yet comforting rhyme scheme while He.llsent lends a cool, calm and collected cadence to the mix. The tone of this album would have you believe that something sinister is about to happen but the lyrics actually vear more towards spiritual enlightenment. Of course some shit talking tracks are sprinkled throughout but what good hip hop album goes without some justified shit-talking? Very few. So put some headphone on, bump these beats and get on their level.
*Couldn’t find a d/l link for this one. Maybe one day I will actually learn how to upload my own albums and then I can be worried about the government hating on me…sounds like a good time.
Features: Golda Supernova, Kendall Johnson-Smith, Zoser
Label: Galapagos4 Records
‘On The Inside Out’