Album: Reachin (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
Producer: Butterfly, Shane Faber, Mike Mangini
Label: Pendulum Records, Elektra Records
Hip-hop! Jazz! Butterfly! Ladybug! Doodlebug! How cool is that? Way too cool, apparently. Like they said on the record: "Us flow a rush when the DJ's booming classics." Just not this classic. Because certain heads—you know who you are—are sure to start acting pretentious. Debates will break out about whether "real" hip-hop and "true" jazz can ever reach No. 15 on the pop charts. The whole thing will get extremely tiresome. Throw on a beret and smoke a clove cigarette. Hey DJ, play some Shabazz Palaces instead.