Unsung: The Garden of Eden, Vol. 1
Sha Stimuli has been bubbling in the background for many years now, and basically grew up in the industry; his brother is well-known producer Lord Digga (Biggie, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Masta Ace, etc.), and he spent some time as an intern at Roc-A-Fella before he got his deal. He was featured as an Unsigned Hype in The Source back in 2002, has weathered plenty of label drama, and released an abundance of mixtapes, but nothing really stuck. His official debut album My Soul to Keep finally dropped in 2009, and Garden of Eden Vol. 1 serves as another mixtape to keep his name fresh in people's ear. Lyrically, he has a very dense and wordy style, fitting in as many rhymes and syllables as possible while the production here is all over the place, from brash anthem beats to mellow soul-drenched joints. "Unsung Epilogue" and "Can't Stop" are standouts.