Over the past decade, Emcee Eats has been realizing a musical vision in the form of Lakshmi’s Lament. During this time, it seems that Emcee Eats has been exploring the divide between his inherently abstract approach to hip-hop versus the ‘fundamental’ and more traditional styles, especially in light of one of the most forward-pushing eras in terms of hip-hop style, influence and popularity. With the help of several producers (SK the Greatest, Adam Hilton and Alex Balentine), lyrical assists from StormShadow and Black DaVinci, and an artistic collaboration with Bryan DeLaGarza, plus a Sat Nam by Kate Balderas, it feels like Eats has created an instant classic. I’ve always been a fan of his work, but the growth and maturity shown in this project is purely unrivaled in terms of Austin artists. If you need a bit of inspiration or spiritual healing, check out this project, and spread it around so others can do the same.