I am all about this record. JEL aka Jeffery James Logan's Soft Money which came out February 28th is great. JEL one of the founders of SF's Anticon label and is in no danger of being dropped by his label or being censored for what he says. This reckless sense of speaking ones mind shows in tracks like WMD where Poor Righteous Teachers emcee on a JEL beat speaking about "weapons of mass deception" and the fact that "Bush saw the towers fall before the planes went in them."
The song is a political body slam to Bush, war, and the West's corporate culture. The entire album for that matter is rich with criticism and constant questioning of corporate culture. This is a must listen for those not interested in the status quo, and political dissent mixed with some great hip hop beats.
From Prefix Mag:
"Most of the album, however, is instrumental hip-hop, and most of it works beautifully, ranging from down-tempo flourishes to guitar-driven tracks, all while weaving in a sample here, a woman's voice there, and unifying dark humor throughout. In a genre where dullness is constantly being fought off, there's never a moment on Soft Money moment when monotony threatens to take over."Mp3: JEL - "WMD"
Mp3: JEL - "Know You Don't"
Mp3: JEL - "All Around" (from AntiCon)
Mp3: JEL - "Nice Last" (from AntiCon)
Buy JEL's Soft Money here and here.