Album Review: Amp Live - "Headphone Concerto" (Score: 8/10)

J100Amp Live, one-half of Zion I, has a knack for creativity—see his fantastic hip-hop remix of Radiohead’s In Rainbows feat. Too $hort and Del the Funky Homosapien. On this, his newest solo work, Amp Live writes a concerto the way he knows best: programming, producing and digital arranging. Headphone Concerto may not need wine and cheese, but listeners will definitely want a quality set of headphones to truly enjoy this juxtaposition of sounds. Standouts include “Last Wall” (feat. the Grouch & Eligh) and “Ihearthiphop” (feat. Planet Asia, Opio, Mike G, Gift of Gab, Codany Holiday). – Andy Mesecher