Over the last five years, progressive American hip-hop/beats producer Tall Black Guy (government name: Terrel Wallace) has made his way from Detroit to the UK. Along the way, he's quietly and consistently released a bevy of classic song flips, original singles, remixes, and what now counts at two rewarding and respected albums.

2013's 8 Miles To Moenart confirmed his status as a benchmark artist for the modern beats/hip-hop scene (while winning him fans in the likes of Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Jazzy Jeff and House Shoes), but his new album Let's Take A Trip is a level up. In his words, "This album is all about taking a journey. As simple as that. Be it physical, emotional or spiritual. It's asking and answering personal questions from myself within some of the tracks and also touching on social issues i.e. racism, inequality, and privilege...that have been at the forefront of my mind over last three years."

In that time, it wasn't just his thinking and philosophy that shifted. He also found himself digging deeper into the history of jazz, and collaborating with musicians like Kenny Keys, Miles Bonny, Diggs Duke, Dee Jackson, Ozay Moore and Mario Sweet, Daniel Crawford and Masego. Alongside this, over the last year he has remixed Little Dragon and been invited to take part in Jazzy Jeff's Playlist Retreat alongside the likes of Eric Lau, James Poyser, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Questlove and countless others.

Let's Take A Trip is available for purchase in vinyl, CD and digital formats here. You can stream it below.