"Let me be 'till the levee breaks / Baptize the streets / Oh! So much blood on my hands / Ain't no way we'll ever be clean"
Heath McNease, "Natural Disaster Baptism"
Heath McNease has been one of my favorite rappers for a while now. I first discovered him by his album The Gun Show, which he released on 7Spin records a while ago, which is one of my favorite rap albums. He embraces a very experimental sample-based brand of hip-hop, which really shines through on his recent mix tape Straight Outta Console, which features a lot of solid 8-bit inspired beats by For Beat's Sake and guest appearances by guys like Playdough, Redcloud and KJ-52. That album is easily one of my favorites from last year, with so many excellent songs. When I heard that a new non-mixtape album was coming out, I was quite excited.