mc enigma – “The Dopest Ethiopian”

On my desktop right now I have a fat stack of (digital) albums. I tend to go on wild downloading binges (legally), picking up projects which catch the eye.  Right now I got records from One Be Lo, Big K.R.I.T., Danny Brown, and countless other emcees just sitting there, waiting to be heard. But you know who I got on repeat? An emcee out of New Jersey named mc enigma, whose 2011 record, S.A.R.A.H. (Someone As Real As Her), sounds like a dusty cassette tape from straight out of 1993, long lost… until now.

And I mean that in the best way possible.

Dedicated to a now-ex girl (sorry to hear about it, bruh!), S.A.R.A.H. is an album dedicated to love and the highs of being with that special someone. A thoughtful and worldly dude, enigma brings a whimsical kind of mood to the record, providing relaxed, sunny-afternoon music, with a fuzzy sound that feels quite DIY and reiterates that lost ’90s tape vibe. I enjoy the catchy beats, the light feel, and that smooth, take-it-easy appeal (and as you know I’m all about that!),

“The Dopest Ethiopian,” the title plucked from a classic Pharcyde track, is just one of those listens, as enigma recounts running into a fantastic girl. Dig those horns and irrepressible guitar lick!


  1. Aelsa
    April 21, 2012

    This is love yall…peace

  2. May 8, 2012

    peace and thanks so much for this review. this work was extremely cathartic for me and helped me through the ordeal.

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