The New Normal is solidly a hip hop album, but it contains elements of just about every modern music style, including rock, R&B, and indie/ambient. It contains a who's who of Boston hip hop as guest stars, including Oompa, Cliff Notez, and Latrell James, and even brings in indie musician Ghost Grl for a song. It's impossible to ignore the politics of the album, but, much like Public Enemy, you'll just get sucked in by the music even if political music isn't your thing. This album is an absolute masterpiece, and should be getting far more national attention.
Songs of note: "The New Normal Pt. 1," "With Me," "Chaka Zulu," and "Ignorance is Bliss"