KL GRAY – i hate, or leonard

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i hate, or leonard is a new album from KL GRAY (the name for a collaboration between producer KLJ and Layne Gray.) This slick opening tracks, waiting for the moon (fool in line) features one of the coolest beats I’ve ever heard in a hip hop jam. It has a retro-futuristic, almost video game music quality to it. My other favorite songs on here are olympus [mt] and floor, i’ve become. This is like old school hip hop but with a fresh and experimental twist.

In terms of delivery, the flow is very fluid and the ambiance is smooth. This is an artfully classic release that’s musically very pleasant to listen to. The vibe is chill, but it keeps a brisk enough pace to always keep things exciting. KL GRAY definitely has some skills, and I dig the aesthetic.

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