Kind of Like: Common, Mos Def, De La Soul, Gym Class Heroes
Genres: Hip-hop, Soul
When NPR or somebody else is hosting a stream of a new album, you can bet somebody has leaked it one way or another. I would hope you have at least heard of these guys. They are the live house band for Jimmy Fallon's late night show. Which, up until late, was the only reason I liked his show (it's gotten much better). They are famed for their heavily jazz-influenced sound and live instrumentation. So far I am digging the first few songs, really intelligent stuff, get at this.