An awesome reissue of Mr Lif’s debut album I Phantom. Originally on El-P’s now defunct Def Jux imprint it features many of the key players including El-P himself, Aesop Rock, and Vast Aire. If you’ve missed out on anything to do with Def Jux, this is a good place to start, showcasing leftfield hip-hop done well. There certainly aren’t many concept hip-hop albums around.
Vinyl Double LP £16.99 MMG000821
Reissue 2LP on Mello Music Group.
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CD £11.49 MMG000822
Reissue CD on Mello Music Group.
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CD on Def Jux.
Vinyl Double LP £8.49
USED 2xLP on Definitive Jux, EX+/VG+.
8/10 Jack 19th December 2015
It's always exciting when an artist makes an ambitious concept album, because chances are it'll be an interesting mess, but if you're lucky then it'll be a cohesive masterpiece. This is a concept album at its best, Mr. Lif critiques society's values, morals, and priorities. He takes the listener on a journey from the average person to a wannabe rapper to successful businessman to enlightened individual. We also hear about other ordinary people at the end of the world. The beats are generally pretty good with only a couple feeling more average.
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