Alt-Rap Album Of The Year?

Definitely, according to Robert Christgau: ‘It’s been 17 years between albums for the Bay Area alt-rap duo Latyrx. Oakland-born Lateef Daumont is a Black Panther’s son who raps as Lateef the Truthspeaker, while Tokyo-born Tom Shimura, a banker’s son, raps as Lyrics Born. In 1996, they collaborated on “The Album,” a gorgeous and contemplative record. Then, they went their solo ways for almost two decades. Now, finally, they’ve brought forth “The Second Album,” what is hands-down the alt-rap album of the year.’

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