Shape of Broad Minds is a schizophrenic supergroup under the direction of Jneiro Jarel as the group's maestro. Aside from Panama Black, a rapper from Atlanta, Shape of Broad Minds is a collection of Jarel alter egos, similar to Madlib's Yesterdays New Quintet. Each member hails from a city that Jarel spent time in. Dr. Who Dat? (Beat Journey) is from Philadelphia; multi-instrumentalist and rapper Jawwaad is from Houston; and Rocque Wun represents New York City. All in fact are Jarel himself. Their debut EP, The Blue Experience, was released in 2006, preceding their first full-length LP, Craft of the Lost Art, released in 2007. Craft of the Lost Art, which featured a host of guests including MF Doom, Deborah Jordan, Stacy Epps, Count Bass D, and John Robinson, was met with critical acclaim. The album was notable for fusing many genres (hip-hop, funk, rock, soul) into one product that crossed regional lines and eras.
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