Timezone LaFontaine – [2017] Soul Night

In contrast to instrumental hip hop, which skips vocals completely to celebrate the loopy nature of its groovy background tracks, this release puts lyrics in the center. While I usually don’t enjoy rap that much, this release can bridge the gap by offering me almost sung lyrics, bundled with carefully produced instrumental tracks. The combination is striking!

Papa Made Out Like A Bandit has a pretty slick chorus, light beat-boxing and a great pace.

Heavier than ever feels jazzy with its groovy bass guitar line and spacey synth sounds.

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