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Video: Sen City, "Harlem City"

Sen City’s Til the Lights Turn Out 2 was one of the more slept-on tapes released in 2011. The obvious comparison point with Sen is Max B, the other singing rapper Jim Jones used to collaborate with heavily. But Sen City has a more low-key, intimate style than B. While his contributions to Jones' Vampire Life impacted the sound of that tape, Sen's solo release has a singular feel, existing in its own quiet world. There are a lot of down-tempo, moody beats on Til the Lights Turn Out 2, including a freestyle over Alicia Keys' "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)," as well as one of the year's more excusable beat jacks, of "I'm On One." "Harlem City" is an excellent example of the tape's wet, hazy atmosphere.

Posted: December 06, 2011
Video: Sen City, "Harlem City"