The whole “Monastere” (Monastery) project is fraught with meaning. Entirely produced by Emmanuel “Dj Enygm” Odasso, he died during the recording of the album. The theme of life and death, spirituality and religious reference is imposed by Dj Enygm to Loco Rodriguez. Which takes up the challenge in a big way. Monastere is dark, full of mysticism. The musical production is neat, the texts deep and introspective. The rhythms strike, the thick basses perfectly accompany the Soul samples and the scratches are tailor-made. Which makes it a fair and consistent album. Monastere puts (French) Hip Hop back in the spotlight.