Friday, January 1, 2010

The RE:Union

After years of rumors and promises of a Reflection Eternal reunion, in 2009 the ball started rolling.  This tape, mixed by Statik Selektah, can be taken as proof of an album finally appearing this year.  It is a mix of old classics, unreleased material, and a healthy portion of new songs.  The newer Hi Tek beats are hit and miss and rarely feel as soulful as they were around the turn of the millennium.  If many of these are album b-sides though, it's not a significant worry.  "Just Begun" is the clear standout early on, as Kweli gets help from Jay Electronica, J. Cole, and longtime collaborator Mos Def.  The beat is one of the most notable as well, with vintage NY sample chopping laid over a slightly unorthodox jazz rhythm.

While most will already have the classic material, the previously unheard tracks make this mixtape a worthwhile download.

Download The RE:Union

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