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When I was a kid, I rocked the old Nintendo 8-bit so hard. I’d race home from fourth-grade just to get some time in on Super Mario Bros. or Double Dragon. At times I felt like I was Billy in The Wizard, but for the most part I sucked hard at video games. That’s why I gave them up for punk rock by the time I was 13. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one indelibly affected by Nintendo.

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We last saw Airborn Audio’s M.Sayyid and High Priest in Antipop Consortium (alongside Beans). And Good Fortune is exactly what we’d expect from these guys: sparse, wacked-out videogame beats backing up slinky rhymes. “Brights Lights” could have been an Antipop outtake, and “Best Shit in the World” takes the group into the future. Or at least a future that is created by Airborn.

There is some pretty sweet commercial hip-hop out there, but I like shit that is crazy and out there. Airborn Audio totally understands that. Sayyid’s rhymes might be the best thing this side of spending a summer day on Coney Island drinking a High Life. With an album that is at once listenable and challenging, Airborn Audio has laid the foundation for a bright future.

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  • Monday Through Sunday
  • Brights Lights
  • Miami/The Jungle
  • Know Who You Are
  • Inside The Globe
  • Best Shit In The World
  • House Of Mirrors
  • This Year
  • Now I Lay Me Down
  • My Eyes
  • Wings
  • Paradise
  • Close Your Eyes
  • NYC
  • Trust Me
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