Brooklyn-based MC and producer Ohmega Watts's second album continues to push his grainy sound forward into a more soul-accented direction while still maintaining that backpacker static grit.
The album starts off with quality, if typical, indie rap flair slowly and thankfully unwinds into more the old-school funk flavas foreshadowed by the sexy saxes of the track Model Citizen. Blurts of analog synth over the crusty, crackling percussion provide contrast.
By the time we reach Saywhayusay, Watts drops the lyricism and we're at a loose block party with James Brown. This mood flows for the rest of the (d)evolving album, on into the glorious bump of The Platypus Strut.