Following up their acclaimed debut Underground Railroad , the Masterminds’ Stone Soup is an intelligent and refreshing album. On first listen, the grinding production, all distorted guitars, subdued horn stabs and snares rattling like gun claps, is nothing special and even monotonous at times. But what makes Stone Soup one of the most relevant hip-hop albums of the time is the Masterminds’ incisive lyrics, slicing through the artificial hip-hop fakers and delivering on-point social commentaries with wisdom and passion. On Raiders of the Lost Art", they dismiss the pillaging of hip-hop culture by the frat-rock set with venom, It’s open ...read more
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