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.

The Details

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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Price $27

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