Rhymefest was wrong. Chicago is finally becoming a hip-hop hot spot. Thanks to the success of Twista, Common, Do or Die, Kanye West, and 'Fest himself. Now add newcomer Psalm One (born Cristalle Bowen) to that equation and you've got a well balanced Windy City takeover.
Tapping into Chi-city's blues and soul tradition, Psalm One permeates her latest release, the Death of Frequent Flyer, with palatable narratives. Her poetics are reminiscent of Lauryn Hill's, but the delivery is distinctive. Psalm, an ex-chemist, proves that it's possible to make an indelible impression without relying on gimmicks; opting for valiant stories instead. For an uplifting and unflinching musical ride, fly first class with Psalm One. (Note: When Psalm One raps about "Macaroni and Cheee" on Frequent Flyer, she's not really alluding to your favorite food.)Psalm One Links
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