This is a gem from the homey Cavalier, the Brooklyn chief whose collaborations with producers Quelle Chris and Iman Omari have gained him solid backing after years in the trenches. “Ink” paints a picture of the young emcee’s journey with a focus on hard lessons and gloomy glimpses. Iman Omari’s production really sings here though, giving voice and texture to this grainy photo album of classic nostalgia.
Iman Omari is a smoothed out/smoked out, electro-funky, jazzy singer making waves across the Left Coast beat scene, and in the R&B world at large. His debut album VIBErations dropped earlier this summer to almost all positive reviews. He rocks this set with rap’s new class (at the 31:00 mark): Moruf, Quelle Chris, Cavalier, Ill Camille and Denmark Vesey. Check his other vids after the jump.