The Rock: Pressure Makes Diamonds (Collector's Edition)
Label: Rockin Up Work
One of the Bay Area's hip-hop architects returns for an album that will serve as comfort food for fans, thanks to the usual regional-specific raps ("Planet Fillmore") and weepy rags-to-riches rap ballads ("Look What I've Done for Them"). And with its whistling synths and syncopated handclaps, "Hell Yeah" is a typical E-A-Ski banger. Another solid release from San Quinn.