It’s been three years since Werd released his debut album Untitled Scot. However this year on he returns with another solo effort. Featuring production collaborations with various talented people throughout Scotland, the album is both varied in sound and concepts. The 13 track LP is released on both digital and limited edition digipack format via his own self-run publishing S.O.S. based in Edinburgh.
Vaguely following on from the conceptual mixtape Patient Empowerment, Werd speaks from a confused and secluded place in his own mind. His brain cells, or mental cell, depending on listener’s interpretation. Having been left alone and ‘alienated’ from both the world and hip-hop scene, we are given an honest and often critical opinion of the human race and music industry. This is no longer about local hip-hop, pushing the music or gaining exposure. Werd’s new release is a wild mix of emotion based on frustration with our current system of life on a global scale.
Werd – Alien [PE.2] #Tracklist
01 – Surface Earth (Prod. by Righteous Fist)
02 – HeL(P) (Prod. by Madman Speakz)
03 – No Bag-Pack Rap (Prod. by Dixie)
04 – Churched In The System (Prod. by Konchis)
05 – Inner Caves (Prod. by C. Boyd)
06 – Human Form (Transform) (Prod. by Sea Bass)
07 – Spoon Fed With Plastic Sporks (Prod. by Tam O’Shatner)
08 – Escape The Dying Planet (Prod. by Bigg Taj)
09 – 8-Bit Bagpipes (Prod. by Lorne MacDougall)
10 – Salt n Sauce (Prod. by Big Shamu)
11 – Hands Up Dance Fux (Prod. by Righteous Fist)
12 – Barry Shite (Prod. by Loonatic Beats)
13 – Leave This Behind (So Long) (Prod. by Dale A Thomson)
Connect with Werd:
01 – (SHould Have) PACKeD UP Feat. Kasady
02 – Our Time Feat. Mista-E
03 – UH OH Spaghettio Feat. CrusherVII
04 – We Aint Holding Back Feat. Chappa The Micologist
05 – This is For…
06 – Summer Nights
07 – Legends Feat. King Ras
08 – Beat Program
09 – Embrace Everything
10 – Political Roots
11 – Stringing Out
12 – Hard Kung Fu Transformer Business
13 – My Simplicity
14 – I Am (Danny Dex Send Off)
15 – Shadows
16 – Fragile (Tech Nine Instrumental Remake)
Simplicity purchase links:
iTunes click here – http://tinyurl.com/ln28lql
Amazon click here- http://tinyurl.com/nlrptgd
Golden Era style production and lyricism from independent Hip Hop group made up of Boom Bap Veteran Dr.G and Underground Emcees Ghost One & Coopz. 19 tracks of raw Boom Bap beats & razor sharp lyrics featuring the likes of Hell Razah, Resolute, Chris Rivers, Cambatta, Moon Crickets, DJ Tray, DJ HWR. This self titled album is definitely essential for the collection of any true Hip Hop connoisseur.
When one first listens to the pair, Ghost One and Coopz, spittin’ to those Dr. G instrumentals; you can just feel something special is about to ensue. For some, it is nostalgic going back in time to the Golden Era when Boom Bap was at the forefront of Hip Hop. For others, it is something brand new, aggressive lyricism shot out the gun of harsh reality with numerology and symbolism crafted into the ammunition that is used in a battle against the mainstream (spiritual vs. robotic).
Most artists live life and talk about all their experiences through their music. A true Hip Hop artist takes that aspect and puts it on their shoulders to explain their observations in a poetic manner. Often times, they are standing outside the world and looking into it (through a magnified glass, so to speak).
In the UK, storytellin’-wise, it is no different. The only thing in the UK that is visibly different, Hip Hop has remained in the underground. Untainted by the clutches of the mainstream music industry, it is able to stay more pure to it’s roots.
Cop the album now: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sevenspherez
Seven Spherez – Illusions (Produced By Dr G) #Video
Seven Spherez – 7 Heavens (Produced By Dr G) #Video
Seven Spherez – Number 7 (Produced By Dr G) #Video