Expanding the Backpack, 4/3/11
Nezbeat & Joe Good's new album "Good Hair" may be the first free digital download that I was anticipating for a while prior to being treated to it. Nezbeat announced the album as a free project to made available to the public about a year ago, and it was delayed quite a bit but was not forgotten by this humble blogger. Nezbeat and Joe Good are two very underrated Kansas City kids who used to collaborate with Mac Lethal when he was first coming up, and they both bring a high level of quality to this project. Nezbeat's production is very smooth but funky at the same time, which compliments the soul in Joe Good's vocals well. I hear that Joe Good is no longer making music, which is a shame because he seems like a talented rap type. Fortunately Nezbeat's still doing his thing in the group Archetype, whose new album "Red Wedding" is coming out in purchasable formats in the near future. I recommend switching your hairstyle to "Afro" and giving "Good Hair" a listen, you can download it for free over at the Dekagon Records Bandcamp Page or you can stream the album in its entirety below. Enjoy.