Coming hot on the heels of his first full length,
the self-proclaimed “most sampled artist of all
time,” released the groundbreaking black concept
LP Is It Because I’m Black, a full 13 months before
Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On . Throwing away
the notion of a sophomore jinx, Syl delivered this
politically charged yet funky piece of Chicago soul music. Issued on 150 gram
vinyl and housed in a tip-on jacket.