Great albums you (probably) haven’t heard: After School Special

Bay area rapper A-1 dropped After School Special September 2010, making it pretty old in an age when 24 hours can seem like a lifetime. But, for anyone around my age, Special is jam-packed with nostalgia. Each beat is built off a sample from a 90s T.V. show theme song. A-1 does a remarkable job of keeping the project far from corny, referencing the shows cleverly and with restraint. I listen to this album probably twice a month and dare any 80s baby to not fall in love with it.

Bonus: A-1 has made several outstanding videos, including his one for The Ritual, from his underrated follow-up tapes. Check out his audio/visual catalog. Not now, but right now.

Posted by Jeff

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