I'm not sure if there has ever been album like this before it's release but the concept of a psychedelic rap album blew my mind back in 05 and Beauty and the Beat immediately landed a spot in my personal top 10.
This album is incredibly soulful with touches of old school groove. This is pretty diverse for a six song EP. branching from old school R&B, Jazz and Neo Soul. You can definitely find a song to set a mood on this EP. Cop It!
I've never been big on the more experimental side of jazz but there is such an emphasis on percussion here its hard not to love what Yussef Kamaal has done on Black Focus. This is a sonic roller coaster ride that I would recommend to anyone.
Just an amazing concept here. Blueprint tells compelling vigilante story while Aesop Rock sets the mood with a perfect score. This is Bruce Wayne telling his pre-Batman crime fighting stories. Looking for forward to part 2 of this story