In October of 2017, Austin (by way of Nashville) hip-hop crew Out of Place dropped their latest project, A Collection of Sounds. The album is not only a celebration of their collective nature, it is also an ode to collaboration, as a handful of solid MCs find their way onto the project. Guest verses from Love Space, Wick-It The Instigator, Denice King, Tenci and Ufulu Child bolster top notch production from the crew (plus guest production from Loot Tester and Lucky Punch). The thoughts shared are complex, but presented in a way so easy to relate to that you realize you more than likely share many of the same lines of thought. Although this was a 2017 release, I recommend checking this out as a good way to get your 2018 going.