I really like yU from the Diamond District's solo album Before Taxes. The guy can rap his ass off and his beats are soulful without being boring or cliche so I thought I'd post up my favourite track from the album for you to listen to - "Breakdown" featuring Bilal Salaam makes me feel like my heart is going to explode every time I hear it but I keep listening.
yU (feat. Bilal Salaam) "BreakDown" by ameliaideh
The video below is taken by yU's bandmate Oddisee of his "Before Taxes" instore release party at Fat Beats in NY yesterday with producer/ DJ Slimkat78 spinning... you can buy the album HERE.