RIYL: Binary Star, Hieroglyphics, People Under the Stairs
Label: Don't Sleep Records
Brooklyn-born emcee Antwan Wiggins, better known as Awon, and Portland, Maine hip hop producer Phoniks have been cutting ‘Golden Era’-inspired rap tracks since 2013.¬† This year’s The Actual Proof marks their 5th endeavor back into the studio, their third release on their own music label, Don’t Sleep Records.
First track True to the Facts¬†harkens back to the conscious hip hop¬†years¬†of the early aughts, my personal favorite era of this ever-expansive genre.¬† Gliding on a Bob James-inspired organ hook delivered by the great Phoniks and some smooth-as-silk flows from Awon and Anti-Lilly, True to the Facts is yet another reminder that jazz and hip hop are as aurally delicious of a combo as coffee and cream.¬†¬†Fans of People Under the Stairs, Binary Star and Hieroglyphics will love this one.
Limited copies of the vinyl are on baby blue wax.¬† Grab one after the ‘buy’ link.
12" Baby Blue Limited Edition Vinyl (Pre-Order, Ships In 5 Weeks)
Currently in production. Estimated shipping date: April 30th (if there are no delays). Ships from USA. Courtesy of DON'T SLEEP RECORDS.
Includes unlimited streaming of The Actual Proof via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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