Extra-prolific Moka Only makes virtually timeless music in a genre that's otherwise stuck in an uninspiring time warp. Vermilion (released in 07, though recorded in 05 and remixed and mastered in 06) sounds like it was created just in time to solve your search for spontaneous, smooth, true hiphop. The soul-drenched vocals jump and skip all over his bright self-produced funky and jazzy concoctions; the topics are kept light and lovely for the course of 18 tracks.
Arguably his best album (maybe an impossible argument to defend, considering he's made 27), this delightful collection of freestyle-like freshness climaxes with a nearly note perfect, nostalgia-satisfying version of Tears for Fears' Head Over Heels. Delicious.