Friday, February 8, 2008

Hip Hop's HERO

HERO gives us two such legendary figures. Introducing artist/producer extraordinaire Darp Malone and the incredible word-smith E-Dot (who has previously worked with Mr. Complex, The Chapter, Loer Velocity and released singles on Ill Bill's Uncle Howie Records). These two long time collaborators have finally combined their efforts on a full-fledged scale to create a sound that is nothing short of amazing. HERO's music is honest and passionate, so wonderfully sincere and effortless.

They have no capes or pantyhose, just soulful ballads and aggressive compositions. Somehow HERO manages to easily combine substance and intricate wordplay with moving melodies and catchy refrains.

Together as HERO, E-Dot and Darp Malone's music utterly transcends time without the abuse of trends and propaganda. Upon first listen one comes to realize that the future is upon us. The time is now, and they are here. Embrace them, witness the conquest; and don't take them for granted. - Matt Conaway

Tracklisting and credits for HERO (all songs produced by Darp Malone):

1.) Mogadishu (co-produced by Donnan Linkz)
2.) Be Aware
3.) Trust f/Loer Velocity
4.) Feel Good f/Loer Velocity & Verbal E
5.) What We Gonna Do f/Sage
6.) Breaker
7.) They Don't Care f/Wordsworth
8.) On My Side
9.) Denial
10.) Lonely Sunday
11.) All About
12.) Walk On
13.) Take Me Away
14.) Take Me Away (Reprise)
15.) Blame Me

You can check out HERO's incredible EPK here:

You can view the video for HERO's lead-single, "Mogadishu," here:

and the project's follow-up single, "Be Aware," here:

Heres the audio to Mogadishu

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