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Shining Soul's Anti-Border Hip-Hop Gets Militant on Sonic Smash

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Alex and Franco are both Phoenix political organizers well known to both activists, and local police who have gone as far as to reach out to the T'ohono O'Odham reservation looking to tarnish Soto's reputation.

On September 10 Shining Soul released em>Sonic Smash, the follow-up to their 2011 debut, We Got This. Their second release is reminiscent of a time when hip-hop was less refined and the beat took a backseat to the emcee; across the album the beats carry the feel of a late '80s to early '90s West Coast rap.

But the lyrics are where Bronze Candidate and Liaison really shine.

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