E Reece is next in line to represent the new Hip-Hop movement. His music isn’t the average sounds heard in rap today. It’s organic in its feel, naturally groovy when you hear it up close. This is feel good music from a tight band of like minded souls. Core Elements are the backbone to E-Reece’s live show, and they bring real music to the party with a DJ to match. I got a feeling you might see and hear of these guys a bit more in the future.
Reeces’ first album, A New Breed, drops on July 24th on EMH Records. The album is a cross between east coast underground and west coast vibes. When I say east coast, think A Tribe Called Quest, and when I say west coast, think Heiro. Reese keeps it oh so positive and conscious, no blingin’, hustlin’, killin type ish is present here.
A New Breed lives up to its title, by re-introducing a new breed of emceeing in it’s opening title track. By the time “The Get Up” gets you up, you learn it’s just a set up for the back in the day cool out of “Happy Dayz”. Other heaters on the disc are “Make A Change”; "Get Into It" featuring Hilsyde; "Survivors" featuring Buff1; and the crowd rocker “Never Mind That” featuring Buff1 and NowOn.
The Temple Bar vet has put together a cool intro album. Judging by the way Reece and the Core Elements crew had the Grand Star crowd jumping last Friday, July 13th, his organic Hip-Hop should spread through the world soon enough. He performed to a ready crowd that roared their approval. Not a bad way to set off his record release party.
Singer songwriter JhaVoice rocked an impromptu song with the house jazz band, downstairs, wowing the Soul Sessions party goers with a quick “Smooth Operator” cover, adding more spice to the night of music.
A New Breed is a nice addition to the underground sound, one that won’t stay buried beneath the surface for long. Support this new breed of positive music and get that new album by E-Reece.