Audio 8, 2007
After hearing this album Serengeti became my favourite Chicago rapper. Dont Give Up is his team-up with producer Polyphonic (one of his label mates on Audio 8). This album is Geti’s most experimental so far, both vocal and production wise. Polyphonic’s beats manage to stay beautifully melodic and sound consistent despite bouncing all over between hip hop, glitchy electronica, and drum & bass. Serengeti grew a beard and is on some sad rap shit and it’s awesome. Geti does quite a bit of imperfect singing on here and it’s pretty impossible not to love. Dont Give Up is his best album yet, don’t sleep.
Better Than: Feist – The Reminder
Worse Than: Nomad – Lemon Tea
Serengeti & Polyphonic – “Lately I Havent Been Feeling Well”
Serengeti & Polyphonic – “Sunrise”