EP, short for Extended Play. More valuable than a mixtape, but not quite an album. It’s no suprise that with Soul Khan‘s work ethic, that another EP has been dropped. Wellstone stands at 6 songs and weighs in at an undersized 12 minutes and 53 seconds. It’s easy enough to blink before the opening track Elementro is over, which is unfortunate as the instrumental is worthy of at least a verse from the California rapper. However, in “Khangregation“, Khan ensures that the mistake is not repeated. With enough flair to evade other socially concious rappers, Soul Khan takes to “Khangregatin” like a preacher takes to the choir. It’s not long before you’re absorbed into Khan’s message, which ends a beautifully constructed cinematic inspired tone, a theme which continues wonderfully throughout the EP.
Sene, one of the two features on the EP, donates a verse to the track ‘American Made’. Despite his best efforts, its not long before you’re wishing Soul Khan is back on the microphone. In the uplifting track, ‘Not Like That‘ (the first of his two collaborations with Akie Bermiss), Khan gives his opinion about women, fulfilling that mandatory hip hop subject requirement. ‘About Something‘, a more thought provoking track, questions the purpose to life and engages the listener to think about their priorities. The E.P. is a great effort, which is listenable, uplifting, and definitely relate-able. The compilation provides enough highlights to almost make you wish this was an LP. Nonetheless, Soul Khan delivers a brilliant title, proving that big things do come in small packages.