It’s been three years since Werd released his debut album Untitled Scot. However this year on he returns with another solo effort. Featuring production collaborations with various talented people throughout Scotland, the album is both varied in sound and concepts. The 13 track LP is released on both digital and limited edition digipack format via his own self-run publishing S.O.S. based in Edinburgh.
Vaguely following on from the conceptual mixtape Patient Empowerment, Werd speaks from a confused and secluded place in his own mind. His brain cells, or mental cell, depending on listener’s interpretation. Having been left alone and ‘alienated’ from both the world and hip-hop scene, we are given an honest and often critical opinion of the human race and music industry. This is no longer about local hip-hop, pushing the music or gaining exposure. Werd’s new release is a wild mix of emotion based on frustration with our current system of life on a global scale.
Featuring production from: Bigg Taj, Righteous Fist, Konchis, Madman Speakz, Dixie, C. Boyd, Sea-Bass, Tam O’Shatner, Lorne MacDougall, Big Shamu, Loonatic Beats & Dale A Thomson. Album contains no additional vocal features.
Werd (SOS) – Salt n Sauce (Prod. by Big Shamu) #Video
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After creating the Frequency Album, the Monosapiens & Conscious Route return with the frequency remixes. The first remix is brought to you by Rik Mono from the Monosapiens, the release also includes guest production on the other three songs by Audiosyncracy, Blind Digital and Synct. The release brings a diverse range of electronic styles of music. Monosapiens are Rik & Simon Arbuthnot, they started in 2001. Between them they play guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, samplers, and whatever else they can find lying around to make a noise with! Conscious Route is the front man for this project, originally from England (between Cambridge and London), he started out Mossman Skank, later abbreviating his name to Mosman. He is a founder member of now dispersed hip hop crew Fugaizrum, who later became a cross-over Hip Hop and Blues band. He started to write hip hop in 1998, being influenced by names like Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Wu Tang Clan, Roots Manuva, Black Twang, Task Force, Terra Firma, Triple Darkness, Dr John, Eek-A-Mouse, Michael Franti, and Bob Dylan, which in turn all shaped his flow.
SEVEN SPHEREZ – THE ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW FROM CD BABY!
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Golden Era style production and lyricism from independent Hip Hop group made up of Boom Bap Veteran Dr.G and Underground Emcees Ghost One & Coopz. 19 tracks of raw Boom Bap beats & razor sharp lyrics featuring the likes of Hell Razah, Resolute, Chris Rivers, Cambatta, Moon Crickets, DJ Tray, DJ HWR. This self titled album is definitely essential for the collection of any true Hip Hop connoisseur.
When one first listens to the pair, Ghost One and Coopz, spittin’ to those Dr. G instrumentals; you can just feel something special is about to ensue. For some, it is nostalgic going back in time to the Golden Era when Boom Bap was at the forefront of Hip Hop. For others, it is something brand new, aggressive lyricism shot out the gun of harsh reality with numerology and symbolism crafted into the ammunition that is used in a battle against the mainstream (spiritual vs. robotic).
Most artists live life and talk about all their experiences through their music. A true Hip Hop artist takes that aspect and puts it on their shoulders to explain their observations in a poetic manner. Often times, they are standing outside the world and looking into it (through a magnified glass, so to speak).
In the UK, storytellin’-wise, it is no different. The only thing in the UK that is visibly different, Hip Hop has remained in the underground. Untainted by the clutches of the mainstream music industry, it is able to stay more pure to it’s roots.
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Seven Spherez – Illusions (Produced By Dr G) #Video
Seven Spherez – 7 Heavens (Produced By Dr G) #Video
Seven Spherez – Number 7 (Produced By Dr G) #Video
Seven Spherez – Seven Spherez (Track-list):
02. 7 Heavenz
03. Eye On Me (feat. DJ Tray)
04. The Pathway (Interlude)
05. Final Hour
07. Revelations (Interlude)
08. Number 7
09. Seven Swordz (feat. DJ Tray)
10. Apocalyptica (feat. Chris Rivers, DJ Hwr & Cambatta)
11. The Lost Key (Interlude)
12. 8th Principle (feat. Hell Razah & Resolute)
14. Kybalion (Interlude)
15. 7th Level (feat. Hell Razah & Moon Crickets)
16. Intangible (feat. DJ Tray)
17. We Lost
18. In Per Morbus
19. 7 Dayz (Bonus Track)