Nujabes – Spiritual State

Spiritual State is the third studio album by Nujabes, released posthumously as a follow-up to Modal Soul in 2005. The album was incomplete upon Nujabes’ death in February 2010, inspiring those close to him to see it finished. Spiritual State was released in Japan on December 3, 2011 and February 2012 in the United States.

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Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 – Star Stuff

Chaz Bundick meets The Mattson 2 “Star Stuff” is the kind of record that only comes about every once in a blue moon. It slips into existence by the merest margins at the very edge of universal consciousness and then expands to fill a vacuum that we didn’t know needed filling until it appeared full right before us.

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Awon & Dephlow – Sleep is the Cousin of Death

“Sleep Is The Cousin Of Death” is the latest release from hip-hop collective Don’t Sleep Records. The project features Virginia’s own Awon & Dephlow on the mic and producer Phoniks on the boards, recreating the chemistry from their 2014 debut “Dephacation” that received over 4.3 million streams online. Dephlow’s booming mic presence is complimented by Awon’s slick, smooth delivery as the two emcee’s weave in-and-out through a compilation of Phoniks turntable cuts and somber boom-bap instrumentals. Without a skip-track in sight the trio proves that they haven’t missed a beat since their debut and are once again ready to prove their status among the underground elite.

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Awon & Linkrust – Moon Beams

Moon Beams is a project by rapper Awon and producer Linkrust that takes the listener on a spaced out afrofuturistic journey through the streets as they exist today, yesterday, and possibly the future. The music by Linkrust is obscure, raw, and gritty yet beautiful at times composed as it is an alien operating on a different frquency. The accompanying lyrics of Awon only enhance the vibration making this musical offering one that should be listened to as a mix or in one sitting to gain the full experience of this genre bending journey into another time, place, and possibly galaxy.

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