LA rapper Yungmorpheus teams up with producer ewonee for a hard hitting, soul-fueled gem of an album with Thumbing Thru Foliage. Ewonee comes from the sample-driven production school of luminaries like DJ Premier and Ron G. His varied style is on full display here as he drops dusty beats to compliment Yungmorpheus’s direct flow. The songs are hook-free, strictly beats and bars affairs. This directness lends the album a conversational, stream of consciousness quality. Clocking in around 30 minutes, it also flies by in a flash, a breezy head nodding affair that has you hitting play again as soon as it’s over.