In a surprise move, Harlem rap weirdo Charles Hamilton drops two new albums, "My Heart" and "The Zone."
It's been a while since we've heard from Charles Hamilton, an eccentric rapper from Harlem who was very briefly signed to Interscope after being included in XXL's 2009 freshman class. Sadly, Hamilton suffered a mental breakdown in 2010, and since then, he hasn't been able to recapture the magic of his early material. But now, just days after a new interview with Hamilton surfaced, we have two fully-formed, previously-unreleased Hamilton albums, courtesy of Pigeons and Planes.
Gifted to the blog by Zach Gero, an associate and close friend of Charles Hamilton, the two albums are called My Heart and The Zone, respectively, and are described by Gero as follows: "My Heart is Charles’ attempt at killing the mainstream and radio and The Zone is that classic 2008 Charles Hamilton sound everyone begs for." Another noteworthy tidbit about the albums is the inclusion of Pharrell on the My Heart track "Hyperspeed," which begins the same way that every other Pharrell song does.
Stream both projects below, and let us know what you think of Charles Hamilton's new material in the comments.