“The Mystic” is now available for stream, and can be downloaded off the iTunes pre-order link for Portals, as the project’s debut instant-grat track. ‘Portals,’ which includes guest features from the likes of Celph Titled, Mista Sinista, Life Long, Necro and more, hits all major digital retailers and streaming outlets on October 21, via Creative Juices Music.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Sept. 15, 2016 – PRLog — “I like to tap into people’s imaginations. When I spit, I try to make movies with my words…”
Armed with his unique delivery, gruff voice, and sharp wit, U.G. is well-equipped to do just as he wishes when he hits the booth. Whether on his own or earning critical acclaim as one-half of the Cella Dwellas, the Brooklyn rapper has been a giant amongst the NYC rap underground since ’94. And on Portals, his long anticipated solo debut, U.G. proves that his formula for crafting excellence has no expiration date.
Portals is a 14-track journey into just what U.G. set out to accomplish—a movie-like atmosphere anchored by well complemented production (entirely from IDE) and extraordinary rapping. That much was evident on lead single, “The Mystic,” which is equally eccentric in its wordplay and technical displays as U.G. flows over the creeping instrumental. Elsewhere, the BK spitter taps into his cinematic vision with joints like the harrowing “Might & Magic,” and the super-grimy, “Ready for War.”
Interestingly enough, U.G. credits his movie-like approach with what makes his music so appealing to his fans. “That inner-kid comes out of them when they hear that stuff,” he says. “We (U.G. and IDE) are both visual artists as far as our approach to sound is concerned.”
Beyond the concept, the rapper and producer just love Hip-Hop culture and wanted to represent it right. They may be taking a Boom bap excursion into another dimension—and likely one in a distant galaxy—on Portals, but this is pure, raw, unadulterated Hip-Hop to the bone gristle.
Portals is set to drop Oct 21st via Creative Juices Music, and will be available on Compact Disc as well all major digital retailers and streaming platforms. Its features include Mista Sinista, DJ White Shadow, Celph Titled, Life Long, and Necro.
01. Intro (The Material World)
02. The Mystic (feat. Mista Sinista)
03. Broken Vessel (feat. DJ White Shadow)
04. Super Gods (feat. DJ White Shadow)
05. You Already Snow (feat. Celph Titled)
07. Might & Magic
09. Mind Right
10. Light Years (feat. Life Long)
11. Portals (feat. Mista Sinista)
12. Mosh To This (feat. Necro)
13. Ready For War (feat. Mista Sinista)
14. The Portals Closing
*All tracks produced by IDE
Pre-Order (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/
There’s an intoxicating madness swirling with the grit and grime of “Crossfire,” the murderous new single from NYC rap crew Defiant III. It’s also the first we’re hearing off their upcoming LP, ‘Purge Season.’
A big reason for that aforementioned madness is the production, which is handled Warryn Syde and group member IDE, who’s joined on the mic by Alucard, and Jise One, of the much-loved Arsonists. This won’t surprise anyone who’s followed the crew, because they’ve worked so well together previously. And while their former efforts have been just as punishing, it’s “Crossfire” that hits especially hard with bars you’ll want to revisit repeatedly to break them down. Easily translated to Genius this is not. And hey, if the rest of Purge Season is even half as good as this, it’ll most certainly earn its spot on year-end lists.
“Crossfire” now available for stream and free download, while ‘Purge Season’ will be released this fall via Creative Juices Music through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms.
Check out IDE and Jise along with MC WhiteOwl on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.