Best Of 2008

BEST HIP-HOP CD: Blac Soap, Green Music For Blue People

Blac Soap’s Seif and Fly Bead bring their own quirky sensibilities to the Dirty South, funk-informed hip-hop pioneered by the likes of Outkast. Green Music For Blue People features infectious, thoughtful numbers like the gangsta inversion “Thug Hippy,” the synthed-out time-machine fantasy “1985” and the disc’s most appealing track, “French Vanilla,” a charming valentine to the girl who got away. myspace.com/blacsoap