From the Corner To the Block
Released: Aug 2007
Galactic, the New Orleans jazz-funk-rock collective, collaborates with hip-hop MCs such as Juvenile, Lyrics Born and Boots Riley. It's an unqualified success, with an organic, rock 'n' roll feel to "The Corner" and a gritty looseness enlivening "Squarebiz" (a tense duet between Ladybug Mecca and Nino Moschella). The feel is dirty, dank and dark without ever playing like a cartoon based on Grand Theft Auto: Katrina Stories.