2017's Niggative Approach – a knowing nod to Ann Arbor's other N.A. (with an opening cameo from John Brannon) is the seventh album in Lamont Thomas aka Obnox's astonishing unbeaten streak that began with 2011's I'm Bleeding Now. While Thomas' past genre-defying works have brazenly taken a torch to such record store bin cards as "punk," "psych," "hip hop," "funk," "new arrivals" and "misc.," Niggative Approach is his most bold, fully realized statement to date. There's no one in what's left of the underground with a sharper take on the ties that bind these genres, and no eyewitness to the nation-going-to-shit as quick to stand up and throw down than Obnox. If you wanna settle for half steps, by all means, be our guest, but Niggative Approach shouldn't merely challenge you to imagine the possibilities, but maybe even get your hands dirty in making them happen.