New Jeru finally has a new group to be proud of. Consisting of Raze, Diwrekt, El Gambina, DJ Reason and DJ OnPoynt, Organic Thoughts epitomize the pure essence of Hip Hop. You can tell straight from the start that OTS is a tight nit group that has an extreme passion for the culture. This love definitely emanates throughout their debut album "The Purest Form".
Besides their love for the game, the all-Asian quintet displays precise chemistry and a knack for producing great conceptual material. There are no overused topics or formulaic songs on "The Purest Form". As the album title states, OTS truly produces fresh and original material.
On the lyrical tip, "Check The Flow" and "Hypnotic Travellin" find Fraze, Diwrekt and El Gambina in full emcee mode, delivering clinics with their smooth flows and sick wordplay. However, the group shows their real depth on songs like "Be Alright", "Everything Must Change" and "Tell Me Now". The lead single "Be Alright" is the albums true gem, as OTS hooks up with the legendary Prince Po for one of the year's best songs. The melodic track finds the group at their insightful best, while Illmind laces the track with his best production effort yet. But Prince Po isn't the only bring name to grace the album, as Large Professor makes a memorable appearance on the standout cut "World Renowned". Illmind once again delivers an amazing production effort, one that could easily be mistaken for Large Pro's very own work.
While there are a couple of sleepy efforts on the album, most notably "Renaissance", "Higher Degree" and "Bad Reception, overall "The Purest Form" is one of the years most refreshing albums. With three extremely dope lyricists and one of the best up and coming producer's in the industry (Illmind), OTS has definitely found their niche in this game. You can sleep if you want to, but be forewarned, Organic Thoughts is a group you will be hearing from in the future.