Burgeoning New Orleans MC Alfred Banks has followed up the moving tribute to his late brother, “The Funeral Of Orlandas Banks,” with his debut album, The Beautiful, a 12-track exploration into the inner workings of his mind and experiences he endured to make him who he is.

Almost like a personal journal, he meticulously details memories from his past over a bevy of well-crafted, hard-hitting beats while bringing his present situation to the forefront simultaneously.



Produced by CZA, each track is sonically adventurous and provides the perfect musical landscape for the 25-year-old Banks to ride.

Standouts include “HomeWrecker” featuring MegaRan, “LSD,” “Uptown,” and the Mickey Factz assisted “Bury Me Beautifully.” Listen to the album in full above.