Besides the hip-hop essential Three 'N The Mornin' (Part 2), this is probably Screw's most famous record. And honestly, it has every right to be. Musically, this album is a chopped and screwed DJ mix, and it just oozes from your speakers. "Ethereal" is a word people (like me) throw around a lot as a description of sound, atmosphere, and aesthetic. This is the album that holds the standard to what "ethereal" really is, at least in my eyes. Besides one unfortunate misstep, this record is impeccable. All of the tracks with 20-2-Life and Point Blank are incredible, and everything from "After I Die" onwards is pretty much perfect. The atmosphere is constantly changing, with the first few songs after the intro actually being kind of terrifying. There also tracks that are pretty melancholy too, with "Inside Looking Out" and "My Mind Went Blank" comprising one of the greatest one-two punches in hip-hop. Mostly, though, the tracks are smooth, laid back, easy to listen to, and generally flowing with good vibes. If you love that type of hip-hop, or just want to know what "ethereal" actually is, listen to this record as soon as possible.
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