Rapper (G)nosis's new album, The Midnight Drifter LP, is conscious but not preachy, deep but not overwrought, forward-thinking but not inaccessible. More impressive, there aren't any bad songs to be found here, and that's most certainly a feat for such a lyrically ambitious project. On Midnight Drifter, (G)nosis challenges you to think at his level — a risky move, because if he'd failed, then the record would have been boring. Fortunately, the gamble paid off, and that's precisely what makes this a better-than-average listen. Tonally, the record ranges from conversational to prophetic, and thematically, the rapper is nearly as diverse. The release is on the short side, but that's not necessarily a bad thing in these ADD-riddled times.
Recommended For YouPowered by SailThru
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!