Michael Endelman
March 28, 2005 AT 05:00 AM EST

Beauty and the Beat (Music - Edan)

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Edan
Producers
Lewis
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it an A-

This frizzy-haired white guy is a hip-hop savant, fond of bizarre samples (string quartets, grungy acid-rock, Israeli folk) and name-dropping hyper-obscure ’80s rappers (Lakim Shabazz, anyone?). Not just a lo-fi lark, Beauty deftly flies between ego-boosting boasts and vibrant surrealism — ”I See Colours” is the ”Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” of the backpack generation. One beef: At 34 minutes, this mind-bending trip wears off too quickly.

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