Digable Planets - The authentic jazz rap band that comprised of Ish “Butterfly” , Ladybug Mecca and Doodlebug. They only released two albums in the space of three years.. (classics I might add), but their influential sound and style lives on to this day. True Jazz cats.
Fantastic Vol. 2 by the original Slum Village has to be one my top albums of all time. Comprising of T3, Baatin and that nigga Jay Dee. This project is officially their first true “commercially” structured (verse, hook, verse esque) masterpiece. As their previous album was an incredible collage of musical snacks rather than the more conventional structure of Hip-Hop joints. Yet another look into the chemistry that the brothers had. The dopest thing about S.V. is that you can tell that they were just musically messing around over Jay Dee beats. With T3’s laid back flow, Baatin’s candid humor and Jay’s braggadocios nature we have Fantastic Vol. 2.
Listen/purchase: Boogie by Mr Lu the Riddler
Album of the year so far.. Long awaited, Much anticipated MadGibbs project.. #CocainePiñata . Cop that.