Touch - Journey to the West (Album Stream)

For Journey to the West, producer T. Perk sources his samples from cassette tapes of folk songs he rescued from various traditional Chinese markets, and surrounds them with thick, head-banging drums, while Touch weaves a slick narrative that continues from one song to the next. His re-telling of Chinese folk hero Sun Wukong's tortured life—substituting Wukong's mission to find the Sutra with a mission to find true hip hop through self discovery—eventually culminates in an end battle and a surprise conclusion that rewards those with enough patience to take in this hip hop audio book from front to back.