Released: Jun 2007
Label: Blue Scholars
Main vocalist Geologic was a spoken-word artist before he was an emcee, and like most with that pedigree he occasionally ignores the beat and foregrounds his strident polemics. Geologic is strongest on tracks such as "Still Got Love" and "Ordinary Guys," where he's playful, bright and seeks to illuminate the everyday trials and tribulations of an underground hip-hop artist. Beatsmith Sabzi matches the emcee's brainy focus, delivering beats that point toward '90s boom bap without adhering to their sometimes rigid formalism.