Brass Knuckle B has just released the latest project coming out of the Blak Fam Music Group camp entitled, Primer.
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Appropriately titled, Primer is 10 tracks of gritty, raw classic New York Hip – Hop. The opening track, “Passion of the Rose” by Rozewood sets the tone of the rest of the album. Cold, haunting, bass heavy beats are coupled with Rozewood’s aggressive flow. “Cheat Code” successfully pairs old soul loops with futuristic synths; Housing Authority keeps delivery aggressive but calculating. “Written in Blood”, “Ready To Go”, “Let Me Be” and “No Games” continues the dark, heavy sounds.
Haunting strings on “I’m A Star” stand out against the albums’ boom bap. “Barbershop” is another track where the boom bap remains but the overall tone is lifted to airy soul samples. Face Off and Rozewood trade off verse for verse. Stand out track “Stand Up” plays with muted strings and allowed Housing Authority and Lansky of COTN to take control over the track:
1. Rozewood – Passion Of The Roze 03:45
2. Housing Authority – Cheat Code 02:43
3. Long Island Ice B – I’m A Star 03:39
4. Rozewood & Face Off – Barbershop 04:01
5. Mean Joey Green – Written In Blood 03:26
6. Housing Authority – Ready To Go 03:11
7. Face Off of Housing Authority & Long Island Ice B – Let Me Be 03:40
8. Housing Authority & Lansky of COTN – Stand Up 04:28
9. Rozewood – Anatomy 03:07
10. Face Off of Housing Authority – No Games 04:09
*All tracks produced by Brass Knuckle B. Mixed by Poundaproblem.
**Album features artists Housing Authority (Face Off & Mic Duela), Rozewood, Mean Joey Green, and Lansky from Children Of The Night