I've been waiting for this group (founded by Oddisee) to drop this and it's everything I thought it would be. Oddisee has got to be my favorite underground producer of 2009 next to a very choice few (what up Terry Cole). You DID hear the free Rosenberg CD right? If not I suggest you get REAL familiar with dude's work. I added one of my favorite cuts from this album below because I know alot of you lazy clickin kids need to be SOLD on FREE MUSIC.
"In The Ruff is a raw mid-90’s Boom-Bap themed album for the DC state of mind, destined to appeal to all lovers of hip hop’s golden era, managing to travel back in time and push the boundaries of DC Hip-Hop simultaneously."
Diamond District - "Streets Won't Let Me Chill"
Tracklist and cover art after the jump
01 Streets Wont Let Me Chill
02 Who I Be
03 Back To Basics
04 I Mean Business
05 Get In Line
06 In The Ruff
07 The Shining (Produced by Dunc)
08 The District
09 Make It Clear
10 Off The Late Night (Produced by Slim kat 78)
11 Let Me Explain
12 First Time