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True to both the hiphop tradition and its own broader musical vision, Three Levels of Genius (aka 3LG) has released a self-titled debut that includes both quick-tempoed raps like “The Seed” and “Third Level” and leisurely and harmonious compositions like “Sake of the Dollar” and “The Seed” ‘s instrumental remix. Featuring three rappers and four instrumentalists (on synthesizer, bass, keyboards, and percussion), the three-year-old ensemble shines brightest on “Dollar,” which features jazzy organ fills, a wailing alto sax, and unpretentious hiphop oratory that flows smoothly and coherently without sounding rushed. The cassette is available from G-Force Wreckids, 2516 12th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009.