Zentellect - Winter of Zen
Winter of Zen is a project by a virtually unknown artist and producer named Zentellect, out of Richmond, Virginia. He produced a lot of his own tracks on project, but really shines over production from the likes of Taylor King, MarcDBeats, and BlueNova. He has one freestyle over Bryson Tillers Rambo, but for the most part gives us original music on Winter of Zen. The project is a mix of trip-hop and smooth rhymes, with a nice mix of the two coming out on almost all tracks. Zen talks a lot about pain and how when he's rapping he doesn't feel some of the pain of everyday life. Neverland is one real standout on the album, with it's unique production really setting the stage for Zentellect to stand out. Personally, I feel like the Winter of Zen can relate to nearly everyone from loads of walks of life. Zentellect also has quite a few clever punchlines.
The tape is available for free download via Zentellect's bandcamp, so make sure you check it out and show the man some love.