Audio Mixers: Frank Nitt; Robroy.
Slept on, or maybe best known for his work in Frank-n-Dank, Detroit MC Frank Nitt doesn't get into the recording booth often enough, and the high-quality Frankie Rothstein EP is proof. "I done some real dope songs," he rifles off like Twista during the highlight "Official Supreme." "But the DJ didn't spin it," he says, sounding as baffled as anyone who knows his talent. Those who don't should start with the great "Slippin," a witty love song written for those who really, really don't look forward to falling in love. Beats come from underground greats like J-Rocc, DJ Rhettmatic, and a posthumous production from J Dilla, then Illa J helps fill the EP's short guest list while instrumental versions help fill out the disc or download. ~ David Jeffries