B.Genius – Point Of Arrival #EP #Review @bgeniushv @parkstreetpr

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This new EP from Swindon’s Bgenius is welll worth checking if you like quality UK Boom Bap music. This is his sixth outing and probably his best to date to be fair.

Eight tracks deep, this self-produced collection see’s him chop up samples to greatness under his production guise Citizen Kane. Guests including vocalist Emmy Fearon, Midland’s vet Shakezpeare, Platformz Music recording artists Big Ribzy, Trademark Blud, Alex Is with cuts provided by DJ Amo from the legendary Wolftown Commitee.

Word has it he recorded these tracks up in Wolftown hence why Tricksta features on the intro as well as him mixing & mastering it. There’s some killer joints on here and it’s well worth checking out even if you haven’t heard the name before.

Bgenius – Point Of Arrival #EP (Track-list):
01 – Intro Feat Tricksta
02 – Point Of Arrival
03 – Turn It Up
04 – Drink And Smoke
05 – Smash Something
06 – Circus Feat. Emmy
07 – Another Day
08 – Head Nod Shit Feat. Big Ribzy, Trademark Blud, Shakezpeare, Alex-Is & DJ Amo

Download link:
http://hollowvisions.bandcamp.com/album/point-of-arrival

Upcoming Live Performances
June 11th Swindon- https://www.facebook.com/events/713442555440539/
June 12th Birmingham- https://www.facebook.com/events/348556085340211/
June 13th Chester- https://www.facebook.com/events/868531529856673/
June 14th Redditch- https://www.facebook.com/events/415645685274422/
June 28th Stretham, London- https://www.facebook.com/events/377853715751955/
August 14th Swindon- https://www.facebook.com/events/368801889981400/





Scott Patterson

Pact Prolific ‘A Closer Look’ (Album Review) @pact_prolific @lostalliance @parkstreetpr

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Pact Prolific might be a relatively unknown name in hip-hop but that might be about to change as this Wolverhampton artist has just unleashed something rather special. As a one half of the rap/production outfit that is Lost Alliance, there is no doubting that music is something that seems to come natural to them. Opting more for a Boom Bap sound over the current trends of trap and dubstep-esque, ‘A Closer Look’ is anything but mainstream with cleverly and intelligently written lyrics. There’s some killer tracks on this long player but on the whole it’s something that should be consumed in one go rather than cherry-picking certain songs. I’m not too sure on the exact release date but I know it drops soon and will be available from https://lostalliance.bandcamp.com.

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Words: Scott Patterson

William Cooper ft Young Zee (Outsidaz) “Ultimate Spit” Produced by BP

William Cooper of Black Market Militia liberates “Ultimate Spit” featuring Young Zee of Brick City’s Outsidaz. “Ultimate Spit” is the first visual from Cooper’s upcoming album “God’s Will” & one of the four FREE BONUS songs included with every i-Tunes purchase of his album.

On “Ultimate Spit”, Cooper & Zee give the viewer a glimpse into what happens when you put them in the studio together for a few hours. A lot of drinks, smoke & friends join them in the Shark Tank Recording Studio (Newark, New Jersey) where they trade bars over an up-tempo BP produced backdrop. GI Films (Go-Illa Productions) captures & directs the visuals that will forever be referred to as “Ultimate Spit”.

William Cooper’s second official studio album,”God’s Will”, will be released on Gemstarr Regime Records digitally & physically on May 5th which features Rah Digga, Sean Price, Sticky Fingaz, Killah Priest & many more.

“God’s Will” i-Tunes pre-order: apple.co/1C9NvT5

Andre Mariette “Cloud 8.9″ #Review

Cloud 8.9 is the first Self-Produced, Mixed, & Recorded Studio Album from Andre Mariette with guest features from Dem Atlas & Megan Hamilton due out for digital download on 4/20/15 independently. The album has been 5 years in the making with over 90 songs made but only 14 picked for the final version of the album. Covering a multitude of styles that range from Soul to Boom Bap but all holding a certain “Southern Bounce” that seems to be common in most of the Instrumentals and melodic verses it’s sure to be an album that can reach everyone from the casual to the most avid Hip Hop listeners.

Andre Mariette is a diverse and talented Producer, MC, and Audio Engineer currently residing in Minneapolis, MN. Born in Colchester, England to African parents, their nomadic ways as a child gave him many musical influences from all over the world. Over the last 8 years he has opened for acts such as Jedi Mind Tricks, Cunning Lynguists, Fashawn, Brother Ali, Ces Cru, Grieves, Doomtree and many more totaling hundreds of dates all over the United States. Recently his group “Menage Quad” has gained great notoriety from all around the world totaling over 1 million plays and 300,000 video plays on Youtube. His debut album “Cloud 8.9” is set for digital release on 4/20 with guest features from Rhymesayers own Dem Atlas and group member Megan Hamilton.

Andre Mariette
Timbral Studios Minneapolis, MN
(573)823-7536
Mariettemusic@gmail.com

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Scott Patterson

Saga Debuts his Visuals for “Eye” (prod. by Marco Polo) #Review

Rather than becoming preoccupied with the past, and worrying about the future, Brooklyn’s rising talent, Saga, knows that the only way to successfully move through life, and efficiently adapt to change, is by carefully anticipating his next move. “Eye,” the third video taken from Saga’s debut effort, From Out of the Shadows, brings forth his efforts as an artist that can rock with both street wise hustlers, and story-rap purists. He’s a product of ’90s Boom bap culture, a style immediately showcased on this cut that puts you into the heart of the action. As he drops a barrage of lyrics over a delicate piano riff and snappy drums, produced by the Brooklyn by way of Toronto beatsmith, Marco Polo, Saga gives us a glimpse of Chinatown’s beauty, bouncing between bright open alleyways, and dark storefronts illuminated by neon signs. Be sure to add, From Out of the Shadows to your playlist, which is now available for free download.

Scott Patterson

J-Merk – Wake Up (Prod. B.B.Z Darney – Cuts. DJ PhiLogic) #Review

Rapper and producer J-Merk releases his latest video “Wake Up” off his most recent LP “Born Dead”.
The full-length record has been proudly published on the Just-Us Music independent label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. It comprises approximately 40 minutes of heavy-hitting urban poetry and powerful back beats in 13 original tracks. In addition to the rhymes of J-Merk, himself, “Born Dead” also features the talents of popular Swedish producer BBZ Darney. Neck-deep in groove, socially poignant and strikingly well-written, “Born Dead” by J-Merk is sure to be remembered as one of the most important indie rap releases of 2015.

The remarkably immersive, extremely well-orchestrated music of “Born Dead” creates a kaleidoscopic backdrop against which J-Merk delivers his lines. This swirling blend of music and samples forms a large part of the undeniable draw of “Born Dead,” a record which comes out of the gate swinging and doesn’t let up. Still, it is the razor-sharp writing and seemingly perfect flow of J-Merk’s rap which truly steals the limelight.

Commenting on the themes of his new LP, J-Merk writes, “This album is conceptual. It’s about life in a modern age, an age ruled by manipulation via TV, the radio, and smart phones. People walk the streets like zombies without communicating with each other … Science failed us in a way. People are connected more than ever, yet we can’t even have conversations with people over the phone, ha ha!”

Like every other phrase painstakingly crafted to a ‘T’ on his new album, the title is also significant.
“It’s like we are all born dead now,” writes the artist, invoking the name of his record, “every day living to die. [My album’s] about being numb and living with hurt and pain and moving on. It’s about life and culture in today’s society.”

While a great many hip-hop mixtapes are dropped to which a broad variety of people do not necessarily relate, “Born Dead” speaks a message fans of any genre can understand, a record in which anybody can find personal meaning.
J-Merk writes, “Many people have been let down by our government, or by people they trust. It’s an album about being born dead in today’s society – a wasteland almost, ha ha. I make music for all the people in the world without a voice or artistic ability to express themselves. I make music for the voiceless people of our generation.”

“Born Dead” by J-Merk and feat. BBZ Darney is available online worldwide. Get in early, rap fans. The “Born Dead” LP album is currently being offered at a special price from the artist’s official Bandcamp website (link provided below).

https://j-merk.bandcamp.com/album/born-dead

Scott P

Stone Bench – Animal House feat. @SadatX @InspectahDeck @Termanology (Album Review) @thestonebench @parkstreetpr

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Stone Bench have returned with a venomous second follow-up album that would have the best of the lyrical heavyweights shock. This my friends is what they call Hip-Hop music, it’s the simplest way to explain it and the best way to describe it. If you like real Hip-Hop, those indie-favourites such as Apathy, Demigodz, Ruste Juxx, Masta Ace, Jedi Mind Tricks, Army of the Pharaohs and such like I really think that this will rock your boat. With lyrics for days and an unmistakable mic presence, high calibre raps and dense, neck-snapping production this could easily be a future classic.

The crew consisting of Elmi Tha Mos’Hi, Konda & Blasfima Sinna AKA Dj U-Turn really step it up here with greta levels in creativity and production. 18 tracks deep ‘Animal House’ is drenched with a selection of hard hitting beats from producers such as Boroda Beats, Sean EL, BugesBeatz & Elmi, and features from US legends such as Massachusetts rapper Termanology, Inspectah Deck from Wu Tang Clan, Sadat X from Brand Nubian & Edgar Allen Floe from Justus League.

Stone Bench – Animal House (Track-list):

01.Knowledge Is Infinite (Prod.Boroda Beats)
02.More Authentic (Prod.Sean EL)
03.Divinity Skit (Prod.Elmi)
04.Dolo Feat.Termanology (Prod.Boroda Beats)
05.Legit Talk (Prod.BugesBeatz)
06.Animal House Feat. Inspectah Deck (Prod.Elmi)
07.Dj U-Turn Skit (Prod.Elmi)
08.Dharma (Prod.Boroda Beats)
09.Hounds (Prod.BugesBeatz)
10.Blackbox (Prod.BugesBeatz)
11.16 & Change (Prod.BugesBeatz)
12.Sentenza (Prod.Boroda Beats)
13.One Door Down (Prod.BugesBeatz)
14.Han-C Skit (Prod.Elmi)
15.W.O.T.G Feat Sadat X & Edgar Allen Floe (Prod.Elmi)
16.Outro Skit (Prod.Elmi)
17.Knowledge Is Infinite Remix (Prod.Boroda Beats)
18.Animal House Remix Feat. Inspectah Deck (Prod.Boroda Beats)

Download Link
http://stonebench.bandcamp.com/album/animal-house-lp-free-download

Connect with Stone Bench
https://www.Twitter.com/thestonebench
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stone-Bench/603329863131194
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCul16HsFOfeAAKY_xJuKiOw

Scott P