In case you missed the recent “Buried Treasures” episode of Sound Opinions, here are some recently unearthed gems.
Prob Cause, The Recipe Vol. 2 (probcause.com)
Like his pal Chance the Rapper, who guests on this set along with Psalm One, painter and rapper Prob Cause is evidence of another, more positive, and very welcome side to Chicago’s burgeoning hip-hop underground—one that indicates that this city’s refusal to pander to musical or lyrical clichés and nihilistic gangsta posing (hello, Chief Keef) did not die out with groundbreakers such as Common, Kanye West, Rhymefest, and Lupe Fiasco.
The Recipe Vol. 2 isn’t quite as stunning a showcase as Chance’s Acid Rap, one of the best albums I’ve heard this year.