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Nujabes’ second (or third, if you really want to be specific) album.  In my personal opinion, Metaphorical Music is a superior album.  Not everyone would agree with this, however.  Modal Soul is a great album and a must-have for fans of instrumental hip-hop.

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Cool album I’ve been getting into lately.  Makes for good background music while you’re playing video games, browsing the internet, or even just putting your feet up.

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One of the most relaxing musicians I’ve ever heard.  It’s a shame he passed away just recently.  Metaphorical music is a masterpiece.  Beatifully crafted from some of Nujabes’ own personal beats and a plethora of samples from various Jazz songs and the like.  And I got it thanks to the freeleech currently happening over at what.cd, so you can expect a lot more where that came from.  And just look at the album cover.  It’s beautiful.  I’ll likely post his other album “Modal Soul” in the next week or so.  Rest in Peace, Seba Jun.  You’ll live on through your wonderful, wonderful music.

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One of the most creative bands and albums to come out during the nineties. Taking a thumping drum and bass, quality samples, and nonsensical poetry, Soul Coughing mashes and smashes genres upon genres together including jazz, hip-hop, pop, blues, funk, etc to make a clever and just plain awesome album. Leader Mike Doughty blends his genius imagery and rhymes to the hard pounding beats of S.C. to deliver a fresh album that still holds up today.  Highly recommended for fans of originality and “genre blending”.

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By themselves, they’re already perfect, but Mos Def and Telib Kwelli flow perfectly with one another.  This is an awesome hip-hop album and to be honest, probably the the best hip-hop album of the 90’s.  They blend rap soloing with laid back hip-hop so well.  Get it.  Enjoy it.

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A politically out-spoken, radical hip-hop group. Including GOOD lyrics and GOOD samples, and “perfects” from just about every music critic ever. This album is a classic that everyone should have/get. Read more about it here.