Pieces in Space is the Don Giovanni Records debut LP from Ithaca, NY rapper/producer Sammus. Recorded at Ampliphonic Studios with Sosa – the audio engineer behind projects from Homeboy Sandman, Aesop Rock, and Kemba, among others – the album weaves raw confessions, pro-weirdo anthems, and clever musings on modern life into a unique story about black womanhood. The sound of Pieces is just as eclectic as its story: Sammus’ production swings from laid-back and melodic to bright and bouncy. While her flow is just as varied, it’s her unrelenting urgency that ties Pieces together.
Armed with guest appearances from rap legends Jean Grae, Homeboy Sandman, and Open Mike Eagle, her Don Giovanni labelmate Izzy True, as well as Brooklyn up-and-comer Latasha Alcindor, this project aims to establish Sammus as one of the great MCs, beat makers, and thinkers of this politically charged moment.