Sleep Rules Everything Around Me by WUGAZI
You can now get all of the songs for free. Go to wugazi.com and scroll down to download all of "13 Chambers."
I am really loving this album. It is hard to do Wu-Tang or Fugazi justice and the Wugazi boys have managed to honor both. They even included my all time favorite Wu line (see if you can guess correctly).
It is my brain circa 1996... or whenever it was. I was just telling the story (via text of all things) of how I was an angry, curious girl in Catholic high School who was listening primarily to NW dykecore music (but also plenty of Dischord stuff--in particular Rites of Spring, Slant 6 and Fugazi) when I stole my brother's copy of 36 Chambers. It was the first rap album I ever liked, ever grew to love. A little while later a crazy but brilliant skater kid introduced me to GZA's Liquid Swords and I truly understood what rap/hip-hop could be.
Obviously, this Wugazi album takes me down memory lane, sure, but it is more than that. It proves how the music of Wu-tang and Fugazi is still relevant and isn't as far apart as we might think.