Thursday, January 17, 2019

A.J. Munson "Cigarettes & Coffee" (Album Stream)


A.J. Munson, the CA beatsmith, recently released "Cigarettes & Coffee," a 16-track LP featuring Verbal Kent, Pawz One, Rapper Big Pooh, Reks, Chris Orrick, Ruste Juxx, M-Dot, Tha Soloist, Recognize Ali, the homie Jason D, and lots more. I'm not a fan of cigarettes or coffee, but I'd imagine it took a lot of both to get through the process of producing for - and collecting verses from - all these talented MCs on his debut vinyl release. There are a total of 19 MCs and 3 DJs! More importantly than that, it doesn't sound like a compilation, each track & the project as a whole sounds cohesive. For the vinyl lovers, 350 copies will be pressed, the bulk of which will be traditional black wax & are available over at Vinyl-Digital (not sure if there is a US distributor in place). I've worked with Vinyl Digital indirectly for the One Be Lo (Binary Star) releases they had over there, they do solid work so order with confidence. In the meantime, stream "Cigarettes & Coffee" below.