J. Rawls The Essence Of (15th Anniversary Redux) on 2LP
In February of 2001, a young up and coming producer by the name of J Rawls released his first solo album entitled The Essence Of... The seminal release from the producer who would go on to work with the likes of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Beastie Boys, Us3 and many more featured a myriad of guests from the burgeoning underground hip hop scene. The album has since become certified as a favorite among beat enthusiasts and lyric heads alike.
In celebration of the album's 15th anniversary in 2016, Rawls is set to re-release this classic back on vinyl complete with brand new previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded around the same as the original album. The bonus songs include never before heard material from Talib Kweli, Makeba Mooncycle, Doseone, Rubix, Wordsworth and more. The Essence Of (15th Anniversary Redux) also features a new cover and additional artwork taken during the same photo sessions as the original.