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Off The Ground

Off the Ground is a release from Aaron Cohen that finds him in a contemplative mood, wondering whether the hustle is really worth it, and dissing other rappers (on “A Cosmic Sense of Humor”) for wearing Crocs and driving Teslas. I bump a lot of music in my car, but this one has a different vibe­­—these are tunes to wander and meander to. Listen closely to this eight-track EP and you’ll be rewarded with some lovely auditory ear massage—xylophones and environmental noises incorporated into the beats, like the crackling campfire that opens the record, or the infinite snare rolls in “Grey Soul.” Cohen recently returned from touring Korea.

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