Tuamie is probably my favorite hip-hop beat maker right now. Like all great beat makers should, Tuamie’s beats act as a filter able to separate good from bad rappers (this guy fell on the wrong side of the Tuamie filter). Tuamie’s latest tape, Water Loops, is filled with plenty of beats and soundscapes that make it clear: these beats are good enough to listen to on their own so if anyone is going to rap over them they have to deliver. Like the name suggests, Water Loops is full of loops that manage to worm their way into your brain and hit on all the sonic pleasure sensors. It’s nice.