On April 1st, North Carolina MC duo of KON Sci and Tronic (MindsOne) will be releasing a full length EP, Pillars with Low Budget Crew producer Kev Brown. Here’s the official video for their first single entitled “Equinox”, over that boom bap hip hop sounding Kev Brown production. The record & visuals are very deep, as MindsOne always keeps it very lyrical, and with this joint it continues my anticipation for the EP. Pillars will be available on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats on Ill Adrenaline Records. Purchase the single here.
Check out the Kangaroo 5 directed visuals above. Pre-order the EP here.
KON Sci of MindsOne presents the first single, “Dire Straits”, off his upcoming winter release on Soulspazm Records titled “And Beyond”. Following the critically acclaimed release of “Self Reliance” with his North Carolina based crew MindsOne, KON Sci of Washington DC ventures into the solo realm with a gritty boom bap self produced song “Dire Straits”. The single pays homage and respect to the forefathers who deeply influenced him. KON Sci credits the Gang Starr Foundation with much attention to respective artists DJ Premier, Guru, M.O.P, Jeru The Damaja, and Group Home, as a driving force behind his involvement in beatmaking and MCing. “Dire Straits” presents a mood that served as the catalyst for KON Sci’s undying passion for the Hip Hop culture in the mid 1990s to the present day. To cap off the force of “Dire Straits”, KON Sci and Soulspazm have released the video for the single as well. Stay tuned for the release of “And Beyond” on Soulspazm Records this winter.
KON Sci of MindsOne releases his new instrumental project “Pizza And A Movie.” Presented by Lo Phi Records and TheDownRockRecords.com
“Pizza And A Movie” is a theatrically inspired instrumental project that pays homage to some of KON Sci’s favorite movies by fusing his BoomBap/TrueSchool based production with choice quotations from the selected films. As KON Sci explains, “regardless of what was happening with my family, ups and downs, I always knew that when pizza and a movie was planned for the evening, we would all be together and nothing else mattered”.
Tracklisting and download link after the jump. Read more
While the production credits go to Mello Music Group/DMV body Oddisee, MindsOne, Rap Diddy, and Thee Tom Hardy lament what it is to them to have ethics and standards to being a (GREAT) hop hop artist. ‘Cause lets keep it honest — a lot of y’all are slacking. Just remember blowing up overnight means an even faster fall to the bottom. Scratching is provided by MindsOne’s own DJ Noumenon and this track itself will be a bonus on the upcoming MindsOne x Kev Brown EP on Lo Phi Records later this year.