LISTEN: Outasight - Employee Of The Year (Full EP)
It's the one on the left.
Outasight's 7 song EP Employee Of The Year is surprisingly strong. The 'surprising' part is most likely due to people's preconceived concept of what an MC should look like, and I must admit I myself fall victim to this as well. The lion share of the EP showcases melodic production with abundant horns, dry soulful beats and a jubilant vibe lyrically speaking. 'Think I'm Fallin in Love's most appealing aspect ends up being a Mos Def-esque crooned hook, not to say the rhymes aren't up to par. The crooned hook returns for 'Madness' with a jazzy big band backdrop that would've fit well on a Freeway album with a Beanie Sigel guest spot. ' New York State Of Mind''s beat slightly outshines the lyrical execution though it's intent and concept are well crafted. 'Fall Is For Lovers' is the most subdued track with it's Dilla-like underwater funk groove as the backboard to some Erykah Badu-era Common-style romanticisms. This EP is most definitely worth the free download, see above, and I'm looking forward to seeing what Outashine's next step is.