With the title of "ample soul physician," Cincinnati native Fat Jon provides the cure for those tired of conventional hip-hop/turntablism on his full-length debut.

With the title of "ample soul physician," Cincinnati native Fat Jon provides the cure for those tired of conventional hip-hop/turntablism on his full-length debut. Composed of select tracks from his two previous EPs, Dyslexic and Stasis, Wave Motion proves that hip-hop is about more than the MC. The producer, who also serves as a rapper/producer for indie act Five Deez, is able to convey various emotions through the set's sample-hued, instrumental tracks. "1975" has a cinematic feel, thanks in part to some old James Brown sound bites. Conversely, the laid-back nature of "Where?" is accented by the various jazz samples Jon employs. For info, log on to Dirtyloop.com.—RH