If you think you care/know/love hip hop, then you NEED to check out these new albums.
(artist - album title)
Black Spade - To Serve With Love
Remember what Common used to sound like? Black Spade is the 2nd coming m. When those 'best rap album of '08' conversations begin, To Serve... had better be in included.
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War
A little known fact about Ms. Badu is that she's a rapper by nature. This album makes that fact crystal.
EMC - The Show
1/4th of EMC is Masta Ace. What more needs to be said? We Alright is THE feel good song of the year. Great job, fellas. GREAT job.
Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
Better than the first album. Did you hear me? I said better. And yes, Gnarls is Hip Hop. You know this to be true.
And in case you missed it...
Pete Rock - NY's Finest
Click for my semi-detailed review.