Floss – [Injury Reserve]

So this post is a few weeks late, but the holidays have been busy, okay? Better late than never, I suppose – especially when it’s a project as dope as Arizona trio Injury Reserve’s second project, titled Floss. Their first project, Live From The Dentist Office, was one of the best tapes I heard last year and one of the best debut projects in recent memory, so when they released Floss in mid-December I had to check it out immediately… and boy it did not disappoint. This is an extremely strong record, completely different than anything out in the hip-hop scene at the moment, and I can’t recommend it enough. Injury Reserve is able to put together cohesive projects that can alternate between extremely heavy bangers and smooth as butter jazz instrumentals seamlessly while never compromising lyrical content or flows. There’s no trend-hopping here, just straight-up original fire. There’s only two features on the project: one from Cakes Da Killa and the other from Vic Mensa, and they’re not throwaway features by any means, in fact they’re two of the strongest features the artists have ever put out. If you’ve still been sleeping on this record and Injury Reserve in general, stop what you’re doing immediately and listen to Floss. They deserve as much praise as possible.

Standouts: Oh Shit!, All This Money, S On Ya Chest, What’s Goodie, All Quiet On The West Side… honestly every track on here is dope.