Connie Price & The Keystones : Tell Me Something (Ubiquity)
On the follow-up to their Now-Again / Stones Throw album, Connie Price And The Keystones step-up with a heavyweight soundtrack-inspired hip hop album. While their debut was instrumental, « Tell Me Something » is the opposite, featuring a marquee-filling list of quality MCs at the mic. The legendary Big Daddy Kane, Percee P, Wildchild from the Lootpack, Ubiquity-labelmate Ohmega Watts, Soup from Jurassic 5, Blood Of Abraham, Mykah 9 from Freestyle Fellowship and Project Blowed, plus vocalist Aloe Blacc all add lyrics and rhymes to the project. The result is very much in the Stones Throw vein, combining great live played funk with some fantastic lyricism.