The title of El Da Sensei‘s new album is a bit misleading. He‘s one of the last cats you would classify as “unusual.” In fact, El has consistently been one of the best back-to-basics MCs since his days in The Artifacts. The title of the invigorating opening cut, “Crow Pleasa,” is undoubtedly a more fitting description for this New Jeruz native. As he raps on “What‘s My Name?,” his music is “just that boom-bap accompanied with the rhyme.” With his flow as sharp as ever and beatsmiths like Illmind, DJ Revolution, and J Rawls on his side, El‘s barebones approach pays off pretty nicely.