our score: 2.5 out of 5.0
in the same vein of West Coast innovators such as The Nonce, The
Pharcyde, The Boogiemonsters, and Aceyalone, The Feenom Circle
casually release their EP Souled Separately. Strong poetry,
flow that fits in a cipher or on stage, and tight kicks characterize
this class of album.
feel may be somewhat dated, the collective that is Feenom is by
no means out of style. True West Coast hip-hop maintains the same
basic structure as it has since the mid '90's, and Feenom uses
this as a medium to project. Grass roots samples and relaxed jazz
beats are still the basis for most of the tracks on Souled
Separately. Plug in some insightful lyrics and you've got
a solid status-quo hip-hop album.
Separately is no longer underground by today's standards,
is definitely not mainstream hip-pop or rap. But it IS a solid
dose of West Coast hip-hop.
liked Souled Separately...
2. Masters Too
4. I Ain't Askin
5. Tunnel Vision
6. Borrowed Time
8. Days Go By
9. Hidden Track (Public Transit)