Here’s one to put you in your feelings!
There’s a lot going for Daniel Caesar‘s Freudian.
Bring the funk.
The Menahan Street Band, named after a street in Bushwick, Brooklyn where founder Thomas Brenneck lived at the time, is a funk band composed of Brenneck and musicians from other notable funk / soul outfits like the Budos Band and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.
Damn, how could people sleep on Res, man?
Philly songstress Res (rhymes with “peace”) definitely had a solid debut in her 2001 record How I Do, a tremendously underrated work which, to this day, still boggles my mind that it didn’t get her a bit more shine.
Little Brother, the North Carolina trio of Phonte, Big Pooh and 9th Wonder were something of a revelation when they appeared on the scene in the early 2000s, heralded by many to be the torchbearers for meaningful hip-hop, the “little brother” to legendary groups from the past like A Tribe Called Quest.
Time for a little soul.
On the first listen, you might think that the Bay Area group Monophonics is some fabled lost group from the 1960s, their record an ultra-rare groove found in the collection of only the most knowledgeable and hip crate-digger.