Hip-hop is known for the cycles that it goes through, and how it folds back in on itself to create fresh sounds out of new-sounding elements that are deeply rooted in its own past. That being said, with 808s making the resurgence they have as of lately, it only makes sense that the boom-bap era is due its time in the sun near future. Acclimated Assassin, and Austin-based hip-hop producer (by way of Maine), seems to be in that same mindset, as Restoration finds him putting an updated and personal spin on familiar drums and stabs that made the boom-bap era such a prolific one. The result is a handful of tracks that you wish you’d heard Black Moon, O.C., Casual, or any name from the absurdly long list of monolithic MCs that emerged from the early to mid-1990s rap on. Definitely check this one out asap, spread it around for others to dig in to, and cop it if you have a few bucks.