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 and check out his tour dates below.