Best Hip-Hop Album: Al Rogers Jr. and Drew Scott, “Luvadocious”

Ranging from delightfully sensual to playfully assertive, Al Rogers Jr. has a flow that sometimes resembles that of Andre 3000, fully displayed on his latest album, “Luvadocious.” Rogers and his producer, Drew Scott of Blacksage, are clearly kindred spirits on the “Luvadocious” voyage as Scott arranges woozy, skittering beats that accentuate Rogers’ desire to guide listeners to uncharted territory where God is female and love is embraced, not feared. With soulful features from Blaqstarr, Josephine Olivia, Joy Postell, and The Breedz, “Luvadocious” is a complex but rewarding journey—and one that must be digested over time to receive the full effect of its spellbinding magic.

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