Soulquarians, this album works to combine (rather than simply using elements of) hip hop, jazz, and soul. The instrumentation is solid, the drummer and bassist obviously going for that J-Dilla sound. My only gripe is, like De La Soul once said, "I'm sick of R&B bitches over bullshit tracks", meaning that the limited melody range of some of the vocalists can at times unnecessarily stand in front of the instruments that I want to hear front and center. And though a couple stagnate, most of it soars. And for the jazz nerds, it's a Blue Note release, so there's that.
For fans of Erykah Badu, Dilla, Roots, and Mos Def.