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may 2009 mix

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Posted on Friday 1 May 2009

May Mix

April was a good month for hip-hop. There was Finale‘s A Pipe Dream And A Promise, 2 albums from DC/Maryland’s producer/rapper Oddisee, and then a bunch of hints of what’s to come from Elzhi, Black Milk and others. So I’m kicking this month off with the obvious statement that “Hip Hop’s Cool Again.” I know, I basically claimed the same thing at the beginning of the year… But I had no idea then how good Q-Tip’s album would be, that Oddisee had grown so much since the few tracks that didn’t catch my attention years ago, or that Finale would match his unique cadence and flow with the depth of a well-crafted album.