Released: Apr 2012
Label: Western Vinyl
"Don't worry if I really bucked a nine," warns Lushlife on "Anthem," the gloriously psychedelic centerpiece of his second album. But questions of whether this Philadelphia artist is an authentic hip-hop artist or not are moot. Imaginatively, he intersperses old Kool Moe Dee routines, French dialogue and Main Ingredient samples into woozily blissful beats, while reminiscing of growing up in his native Philly. The music is so pretty that it overshadows his sometimes awkward rhymes. Cities Aviv, STS and Heems of Das Racist add guest vocals on this underground gem.