Klasik, a.k.a. Anthony Jefferson, describes himself as a simple man with a magnificent plan but also a masterpiece. Hey, we’re not going to argue. The Johnsontown, PA, native is a hip hop phenom, drawing on a tumultuous childhood and the wisdom that age brings in equal measure. On The Rebirth he describes his grandmother as rolling around town saying that wasn’t her son’s child. Not an easy start to life, and Klasik acknowledges that family can put a curse on you. But where there are bumps in the road, there’s also the will to overcome. If Rebirth is a song about emotional survival, then Think is a rallying cry for intellectual survival. Wanna hide something then put it in a book, he spits over pulsing, orchestral synths. Cause we never read they know you’ll never look. Of course, any man with a magnificent plan makes room for the ladies, and Klasik does just that with the big, bassy So Smooth With It. Heads up freaks, this one’s for you.