Monday, November 30, 2009
Greenhouse Free EP - Electric Purgatory
Greenhouse is MCs Blueprint and Illogic. Both are from Columbus, Ohio. I can vouch for the talent of both. And not just from recordings. I saw Illogic perform twice with Ill Poetic - once at the Gypsy Hut in Cincinnati when I just happened to be there drinking, and more recently when they opened for Brother Ali et al. on the Fresh Air Tour at Skully's in Columbus. Blueprint is signed to Rhymesayers and performed at Scribble Jam 2008 in Cincinnati. Also, there was an encore of sorts at the Ali show a couple of weeks ago where Blueprint (whom I saw in the club earlier) jumped on stage and performed a couple of tracks. We ducked out as Ali was seemingly ending the show though, so I didn't get the chance to see it. But, both have good stage presence and can rock a crowd.
I'm not going to get into the syle of these two because this is a free EP, so just fucking download it and listen. What do you have to lose? It's only six tracks, so you won't even lose much time. You do have to pay attention to appreciate it though - meaning this is some progressive hip hop shit right here. So, take a break from what you're doing while you listen. I like this EP a lot, and it has me ready for a full-length (and a new album from Blueprint which he promises is coming soon too). I think most will like it too. A link to the site is below. Click on "Download Album". It asks for an email address, so they can give you updates. No big deal. They're trying to build up some direct marketing contacts. You can always opt-out if they get to be too much, or if by some chance you don't like the music. Enjoy! And if you download, say thank you and give feedback.
"Waiting on a record deal is like waiting for FEMA"