Raw Poetic, Damu The Fudgemunk – Cadillac

Washington, D.C.-based hip-hop artist Raw Poetic’s album Laminated Skies landed last week, and I’m hooked. Backed by Damu The Fudegmunk on drums and percussion and host of other musicians all contributing the record, he’s created a body of work that sits somewhere between the classic hip-hop sounds of the 80s and early 90s, and the dreamier, more abstract structures of artists like Dean Blunt. Nowhere are these qualities more perfectly brought together than in the final track Cadillac; a fittingly sublime end to a remarkable album.