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I’ve had no shame expressing my considerable adoration for Kokayi‘s Robots & Dinosaurs album, which dropped last October. That record, in my opinion, was the best hip-hop project to come out of the D.C. area last year. It’s great because Kokayi’s range is great: He’s a thoughtful lyricist, singer, and seasoned producer.
After releasing two well-received singles on Okayplayer—-the dub-step infused “DJ Play” and the effervescent “Summery”—-Koke officially returned this morning with 8bit Ubermentals, a free instrumental album of nostalgic compositions and abstract, freestyle-inducing break beats. (Disclosure: I’m an Okayplayer contributor.)
Go here to download Koke’s new album. Also be on the lookout for Kokayi’s Robots & Dinosaurs remix project, dropping for free later this month. If it’s anything like his usual work, expect the unexpected.