TOP TRACK: “ANTHEM”
BOTTOM TRACK: “HALE-BOPP WAS THE BEDOUINS”
Produced in his small South Philly workspace, emcee/producer Lushlife’s latest LP Plateau Vision was conceived as a “contemplative hip-hop” album. Adhering to no particular genre, Lushlife throws boundaries out the door as he mixes multiple languages, hazed lo-fi production, and even classical music with fluid, punch-packing rap. To add to the melting pot, he invites a wide array of guest artists including Heemes of Das Racist, Shad, Cities Aviv, and Titus Andronicus guitarist Andrew Cedarmark. For what might sound like an album with too much going on, it actually works.