@Gebre Menfus Kidus
Are you a PM Dawn fan? If not you are about to be. As much as I'm down with hardcore and gangsta rap, ultimately I am a sap and PM Dawn fills in that sappy-less rap void perfectly.
Their first two albums are classics: Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience & The Bliss Album...? (Vibrations of Love and Anger and the Ponderance of Life and Existence)
The group's later albums are still pretty good, although it veers more into urban R&B territory.
P.M. Dawn - "Looking Through Patient Eyes"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPPvA3buNLU
DJ Minutemix rocking the single cross earring like George Michael (who PM Dawn sampled his "Father Figure") during his Faith
years is a brilliant reference. Oh and Prince Be looks like a goof in this video, but lyrically the whole thing is on point.
P.M. Dawn - Sometimes I Miss You So Much (Dedicated To The Christ Consciousness) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ZjIVS_Big
Another great track and sample. Really what other rap group/rapper can pull off sampling the likes of Spandau Ballet, George Michael, Al B Sure!, even covering the Beatles Norwegian Wood?
As much as I love the Unibrow's "Night and Day" (and the hilarious video that accompanies it), its sort of ruined cause I'm always expecting Prince Be to enter at any moment and go on about "The Christ is me, the Christ is you". It's like the T.S. Monk "Bon Bon Vie" song that Public Enemy sampled to open "Welcome to the Terrordome" cause I'm anticipating a bomb exploding followed by a Temptations track with Chuck giving me a ticket into his mind. There's a lot of hip hop songs that make the original source even better, sometimes just listenable.
Let me know what you think.