Hip-hop has long been viewed as a vehicle for edu-tainment, but kicking knowledge is not longer quite as cool as it used to be. Here to reverse that trend is Gensu Dean with the latest single off his recently-released solo set. Here, the Mello Music Group beatmaker’s head-noddable throwback grooves back spiritually-influenced bars from Grand Puba, Sadat X and Lord Jamar of Golden Age crew Brand Nubian. Craving more food for thought? Seek and ye shall find on the artist’s Lo-Fi Fingahz LP, available now in stores and online.