Bay Area Rapper Hits Scene With New Album

The Root Recommends: The latest album by West Coast rapper M.E.D.

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West Coast rap artist M.E.D. may have outdone himself with his forthcoming sophomore album, Classic, collaborating with a slew of musicians, including Talib Kweli, Aloe Blacc, Hodgy Beats of Odd Future and others. M.E.D.'s entire second album is produced by the critically acclaimed Madlib, who has worked on albums for artists ranging from Ghostface Killah to Mos Def. M.E.D.'s Classic continues the artist's unique approach to rap, melding old-school vibes with a contemporary hip-hop fare.

M.E.D.'s Classic comes out Nov. 1.

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