Back with an intergalactic theme, Denver based MC Harn SOLO returns with "Another Galaxy". Teaming up with four talented producers Prospek (showing shades of the El-P sound), Billy Topps, DJ Yamin (who gets extra props for the scratches) and Fig 8, Harn transports the listener into an alternative "Solar System".
Normally with multiple producers, a release runs the risk of being disjointed but "Galaxy" avoids that pitfall. Still bearing marks of a Southern style flow from his time in NOLA, Solo reflects more maturity and confidence (as he says, "failure is not an option" on highlight "Talk Show") with sophisticated word play. 420 lovers will love the references sprinkled throughout as Mary Jane clearly inspires.
Dropped perfectly as the weather warms, there are several joints like "The Product", "No Mercy" and "Ozone" (which has a Run The Jewels feel) that beg for the "bump and roll down window" treatment. Solo interestingly ends the album on a throwback tip with "Running Wild". If Harn's goal was to reflect growth and push himself "even further", mission accomplished.