If there’s a release that’s akin to Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy, Leonard Cohen’s Ten New Songs or Dr. Dre’s 2001 in Milwaukee hip-hop, it’s the long-delayed and meticulously tinkered with likes of Yo-Dot‘s Burleigh Bodega. The forthcoming follow-up to the accomplished Milwaukee rapper’s A Winter’s Ration EP (which we named the 12th best Milwaukee album of 2014) was reportedly supposed to come out last October 25. A change in recording site, a brief hiatus, and Yo-Dot’s attention to detail—that has earned him opening slots for Ludacris, Big Sean, and Waka Flocka Flame, along with the distinction of being one of the state’s most promising rap voices—has hampered the highly-anticipated album’s release date. However, the veteran rapper and ever-present producer CameOne put out a new song Tuesday to serve as an “appetizer” for the (possibly) October full-length.
“Until” displays Yo-Dot’s masterful flow and a resident’s-eye-view of his Sherman Park roots. As always, CameOne covers the grit with a smooth and beaming sheen. No word if “Until” will be part of Burleigh Bodega, but if it and the track submitted for Yo-Dot’s recent On The Record podcast appearance are any indication, it’s going to be a damn good album and absolutely worth the wait.