1) Aesop Rock Skelethon (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
By far the current bestselling hip-hop title in the store is this new self-produced solo album from Aesop Rock, which really shines a spotlight on the man’s originality and talents. This one is possibly his strongest offering to date, with superb production
that really matches his vocals and carves a niche in hip hop that is all his own. One listen through this, and my immediate thought was “no other person in hip hop makes music that sounds like this.” Support brilliant original music and pick this up!
Skelethon is available from Amoeba in both CD format and album/LP format.
2) Nas Life is Good (Def Jam)
The latest from [Nasty] Nas is more of what fans should expect from the man: some hot singles, raps about his daughters and his current state of mind, plus his signature voice and flow. Production credits include No I.D, Buckwild and Salaam Remi. This is grown
man rap music that reflects Nas’ life in an honest way that most mainstream artists steer away from. Cool stuff.