Detroit MC¬†Leaf Erikson has made some appearances on a few mixtapes and carved out a full-length a few years back called The Great Big Nothing, and¬†2015’s new EP Hidden Gems will hopefully introduce a much wider audience to the man. ¬†Expect cerebral rhymes and left-of-the-dial lyrical topics, jazz-centered sampling, streetside saxophone breaks and ‘golden-era’¬†vinyl scratching and scribbling. ¬†If you’re a fan of the classic stuff from the early 90s jazz hop era and the revivalist conscious rap of the early to mid 2000s, give Leaf a try. ¬†He may be the perfect addition¬†to your next hookah¬†session with the mates.
Be sure to check out the album opener Last Laugh, a perfect groove gliding over¬†gorgeous flute and brass samples and that oh-so-warm sound of crackling vinyl.
Sydney-based hip hop label Fifty Records has 150 hand-numbered copies for your consumption after the ‘buy’ link. ¬†Keep in mind that this is shipping from Australia, but at a starting price of $14.50, your wallet will still have plenty of cash left to buy that other kind of leaf. ¬†Or a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving AND the crispy fried onions for your grandma’s famous green bean casserole.
Limited Edition, hand-numbered 12" vinyl
Includes unlimited streaming of Hidden Gems EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Ships out within 14 days
Edition of 150
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