The past two years of my life was dedicated to passing my ARE’s, however now I will be getting back to blogging, sifting through the masses of creative content to curate a unique platform. I’m not new to blogging, but the domain changed from ra-nyc.com, to boywithstick.com, to tlntd10th.com and back to ra-nyc.com. Most of the post format should be familiar, if you’ve visited any of my blogs in the past. Some new features will include architectural conceptual projects, graphic design and other design related things that I previously didn’t mix in.
Divine ScienZe 2: The Wake Up Album, Divine ScienZe, 2014
Maybe I'm biased because I was blessed enough to be involved with the making of "Hero", where Divine ScienZe rocked all of my tees for the video, I location scouted and "Enjoy Tonight" was filmed at my loft in Bed-Stuy, but it's a lot more likely that Divine ScienZe just creates dope hip hop music. This is the second installment of the Divine ScienZe collaboration between the Brooklyn MC ScienZe and the talented dj/producer King I Divine from Atlanta/Queens. The Wake Up Album brings more of that home grown, hip hop soul that people need and love. Since the last installment, the hip hop scene has definitely taken a turn, but a few things that will never go out of style are intelligent lyricism and dope hip hop beats. You'll get that from Divine ScienZe.
With featured artists like Chuuwee, Dom O. Briggs, the full Dopeleage crew, Fresh Daily, among others should spark interest of anybody that's even slightly plugged into the Brooklyn hip hop scene. If this is the first time you're hearing about Divine ScienZe, check out the first post about their project giving the back story. Stream it, download it, buy it.
PS.......my favorite tracks are Easels featuring Sharmelle Hunte, The Coffee featuring Dom O. Briggs, The Pond feat. Alpha Memphis and No Chaser feat. Dopeleague.
No Poison No Paradaise, Black Milk 2013
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I think Black Milk should switch the title of this project with his last solo project, Album of the Year. Or Album of the Year II and just keep tallying them up. I didn't see this one coming, but I think its by far Black Milk's best overall project. He keeps advancing, refining his sound and pushing forward. It's the perfect balance of his rapping with his tracks, perfect feature artists (most notably Black Thought, Quelle Chris) for the vibe and the album art is dope too. If you haven't heard it, check it out!