Spacelab ran a song from abstract hip hop artist Ghostpoet earlier this week with the song “Cold Win,” today we get a free MP3 download for the song “Meltdown.” The music is from a yet-to-be-released album called Some Say I So I Say Light, which arrives on Aug. 26th via Play It Again Sam Records. It's refreshing to listen to hip hop that dares to be smart instead falling into the predictable gangsta aesthetic.
Obaro Ejimiwe, AKA Ghostpoet, is reminiscent of the late 80's school of hip hop lyricists of New York, steeped in jazz culture while remaining open to influences from modern music as well. "Praising everything from psychedelic rock band Gentle Giant to Beth Gibbons' bleak folk album with Rustin Man via John Coltrane to Serge Gainsbourg, it's clear Ghostpoet gravitates towards one-of-a-kind auteurs as he pushes it all, mixing the abstract and the concrete with uncanny skill," reads the press release, showing his range of influences.
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