Better late than never…
10. Zeb – Stop the Eart, I Want to Get Off!
Turntables on the Hudson’s resident strummer May not man the decks, but he’s a beast on production, and his worldly compositions are nothing short of hypnotic.
9. Blue Scholars – Bayani
Geologic and Sabzi provide the classic one-two punch as emcee-DJ/producer of this surging Seattle rap duo. Their sound is smooth and evocative, yet undeniably fierce.
8. The Pimps of Joytime – High Steppin’
Reserve a slot in between Ozomatli and Antibalas at your next tree-fest for these funksters outta N’Orleans and Brooklyn. If they bring this kind of heat on CD, I can’t wait to see them rock a bandshell.
7. Talib Kweli – Eardrum
Is he mainstream? …