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Young L, As I Float: The Great John Nash

Since 2010, Young L, a member of Bay-Area group The Pack and producer of “Vans,” has released three mostly self-produced solo mixtapes, growing consistently as a producer and lyricist on each release. The up and comer has referred to his latest, As I Float: The Great John Nash, as a free album, but it could even be called a concept mixtape; it’s a tour through the brain of someone who feels like a paranoid-schizophrenic genius, not unlike John Nash, portrayed in the biopic A Beautiful Mind (Young L uses audio from the movie as skits). On “Angels,” the mixtape’s opener, ...

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