The most amazing thing about Pete Philly & Perquisite's debut record, Mind.State, is that despite the laid-back beats, the jazzy style, the guest appearance by Talib Kweli, the East Coast Native Tongues groove, is that the duo is actually from the Netherlands, and not some grimy U.S. metropolis. But both MC Pete Philly and producer Perquisite must have studied their hip-hop idols carefully, because they sound authentically American. Mind.State is a kind of loose concept album, with each song describing an emotion that is put into context and explained by the MC's rhymes. This is one of the jazziest albums I've heard since ATCQ, an amazing breath of fresh air!
12. Mellow (feat. Senna)
14. Cheeky (feat. Ceemajor)
15. Grateful II
16. Hope (feat. Talib Kweli)
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