Smell My Finger
Pomona's Suga Free maintains a dedicated, cult-like fanbase even though he's never really crossed over with a mainstream single. With his one-of-a-kind wandering flow, rhymes that are alternately hilarious and deadly serious, and some of the funkiest production coming out of California, he's been schooling squares on wax ever since his classic DJ Quik–produced 1997 debut, Street Gospel. Smell My Finger is his fifth album. It finds him in a familiar space, breaking down the game and sharing basic mack fundamentals over an array of wheezing synths, truck-rattling bass lines, and giant beats. The majority of these 17 joints are outstanding, as always. Don't miss "Allergic to Bullsh*t," "Maybe for Me, But Not for You," "I Need My Doe," and "Sana Sana."