Has anyone ever said, “Man, that track has too much soul”? I don’t think so. I think everyone has an appreciation for soul music, regardless of the music you regularly listen. Awon and The Phoniks are some big admirers of soul music. Awon’s new album Matte Black Soul heavily chops and samples old soul records with Awon handling the lyrical delivery. The album focuses on that classic soul based boom bap sound with The Phoniks and Awon producing most of the album. They masterfully create these up to date chilled out soul landscapes for Awon to rhyme on. Awon is a talented lyricist, easily spitting dope flows over the smooth and soulful production. Don’t sleep on this album!