Contour, as a moniker, makes you think about the idea that Khari Lucas uses to describe his musical project: the blues take many forms, indeed, but with a recurring theme of demanding a humane way for freedom. Lucas’s music lives in this same train of thought, picking up from the roots of black music, of its never-ceasing way of creating freedom through expression. You might hear hip hop, rnb, jazz arrangements, and a bluesy bleakness all throughout, but you are indeed listening to black music in its most moving shape.