Hip hop like we don't hear on the major labels any more – minimal soul based samples, midtempo grooves, thoughtful, often sung vocals, and beats by Jay Dee and the Herbaliser! This one is a groover from beginning to end, kind of reminding us of Tribe's Midnight Marauders in overall feel. T-Love is somewhere between Jill Scott and MC Lyte
– a soulful diva with a stridently smooth style, and a proud out front approach to the rhymes that recalls the best late 80s/
early 90s ladies of hip hop. Pretty much everything the above mentioned producers turns into groovy gold, so we don't need to tell you what to expect from the beats! Includes "The Reel Love", "Swing Malindy", "Fortress", "Who Smoked Sunshine", "Witch-Bitch?", "Chiquita", Wanna-Beez" featuring Chali 2na, and more.
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