Thievery Corporation- “The Temple of I & I.”

“Let the Chalice Blaze” off the album The Temple of I & I

This whole album is tight. It’s a mix of hip hop, electronica, and reggae, with each song falling heavily into one type or another, but with influences from all three genres in every song. The lyrics are politically progressive, and pro-class consciousness, which is rather hawt. Everything about this album produces a really beautiful arc of sounds and ideas across multiple decades in a way which holds continuity and is at once nostalgic and forward thinking.

After all that talk, I chose to embed the song with probably the least to show off regarding the lyrical and topical qualities I mentioned, but the music is great.

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