Always a pleasant surprise to hear strong craft from a name you don’t recognize.

Brooklyn native N.A.┬árips a hypnotic beat that takes cues from British bass music, coming off like a cleaner, less head-in-the-clouds take on Clams Casino. The production never overwhelms and N.A. makes sure that his cutting words don’t get buried underneath it. Certainly worth a few spins (especially if you’ve got the sub hooked up) and a fine entry point to the rest of the young emcee’s catalog.

N.A. – “Sheep and Wolf”