The Orchestral Files
Label: Babygrande Records
"I'm hostile / you don't want me to freak out," Jean offers on the opening track, and she is typically intense on this collection of unreleased tracks from the first half of this decade. The spare "My Angel Is You" pulls you into its world of obsession, despair and salvation, while the exquisitely detailed tragedy "The Story" probes the spirituality of friendship. Grae's grasp of narrative, imagery and mood are impressive and unparalleled in indie hip-hop.