Rejjie Snow – Rejovich
Rejovich is the jazziest rap record since Madvillainy broke jazz standards in in 2004. I was first introduced to Rejjie through a video for a song called “Lost in Empathy” which doesn’t appear on this EP, but does feature an albino Rejjie wandering through a barren, post-apocalyptic landscape devoid of any human beings. The weirdness of the video combined with the straightforward dopeness of the song drove me to find tons of random material that he’s got scattered around the Internet, but Rejovich is the essential project. In five tracks you hear a loner with the gift of rhyme akin to DOOM or Blu. It’s just weird enough to get obsessed with.