No. 1 Epsilon Project – Audacity EP (2010)

Artist:
Epsilon Project

Album:
Audacity EP

Source:
Bandcamp

Tracklisting:

  1. A.O.D. Intro
  2. Audacity Of
    Dope (prod. by Seize)
  3. Turn It Up (prod. by
    Soopa Koopa)
  4. Inspiration (prod. by Kev
    Brown
    )
  5. America (prod. by DJ
    Vadim
    )
  6. In God We Trust (prod by DJ
    Sean)
  7. Poor World (ft. Mr Lee) (prod. by OhNo)
  8. Sleeping
    Giant (ft. Dopamine Rush of P.O.E.)
  9. Deranged
    Vets (prod. by V.I)

Note:
Our #1 EP from 2010 goes to the Epsilon Project’s
Audacity. To say that this project is quality
would be severely understating it’s worth. This is one of the most
solid projects that dropped in the last two years because it knocks
from start to finish. The array of emcees and production really
adds to making Audacity the dynamic project that it is.

I own a few other Epsilon Project releases but in my mind,
Audacity puts this group from Oxnard on the
map. The collective is comprised of three emcees, three producers
and a DJ. This gives the group a vast opportunity to have different
sounds for this EP and that’s exactly what the listener gets.
The Audacity Of Dope utilizes some Barak Obama
sound bytes to set the track off but the beat laced by Seize
quickly gets the joint set off. I am loving the use of strings on
this cut. They have a certain vibrato. The drum pattern sits heavy
on this track. It was the proverbial “neck snapper”. The lyricism
is way above the status quo that is offered currently as the industry standard. They are setting
themselves apart by bucking the trends that are set upon us by
major label marketing. They are dropping lyrics that are counter to
the message that you get on the radio.
Inspiration has Kev Brown on the beat, and he
definitely came up with a winner. This may be my favorite Kev Brown
beat overall. It’s low key and certainly more mellow than the
majority of the other tracks. It is driven by some piano chords,
some guitar licks, and by the emcees themselves. Each of the
rhymesayers speak on why they do what they do, and what things get
them through the most difficult times. It is an appreciation for
the lives they lead and the fans they have acquired over time. It
is very uplifting and motivating to hear a track like this in this
day and age. The last track I will speak on is the DJ Vadim
produced America. This jam is a funky
politically engaged joint. The Epsilon Project proves that they can
speak on social and political view points without sacrificing the
quality in their music. The lyrics are extremely insightful and
intelligent. The topic ranges from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
to that of how our political process is set up. This is really a
beautiful track. It’s the kind of track that can teach our youth a
different view point in a very dope manner. This track is super
accessible to all ages and a must peep in my opinion. Overall, you
can not be disappointed with the quality of hip you get with the
purchase of the Epsilon Project. It is well worth every penny paid
for it. Certainly the Audacity EP will set the
stage for greater things to come in 2011!

I own a few other Epsilon Project releases but in my mind,
Audacity puts this group from Oxnard on the
map. The collective is comprised of three emcees, three producers
and a DJ. This gives the group a vast opportunity to have different
sounds for this EP and that’s exactly what the listener gets.
The Audacity Of Dope utilizes some Barak Obama
sound bytes to set the track off but the track laced by Seize
quickly gets the joint set off. I am loving the use of strings on
this cut. They have a certain vibrato. The drum pattern sits heavy
on this track. It was the proverbial “neck snapper”. The lyricism
is way above the status quo that is offered. They are setting
themselves apart by bucking the trends that are set upon us by
major label marketing. They are dropping lyrics that are counter to
the message that you get on the radio.
Inspiration has Kev Brown on the beat, and he
definitely came up with a winner. This may be my favorite Kev Brown
beat overall. It’s low key and certainly more mellow than the
majority of the other tracks. It is driven by some piano chords,
some guitar licks, and by the emcees themselves. Each of the
rhymesayers speak on why they do what they do, and what things get
them through the most difficult times. It is an appreciation for
the lives they lead and the fans they have acquired over time. It
is very uplifting and motivating to hear a track like this in this
day and age. The last track I will speak on is the DJ Vadim
produced America. This jam is a funky
politically engaged joint. The Epsilon Project proves that they can
speak on social and political view points without sacrificing the
quality in their music. The lyrics are extremely insightful and
intelligent. The topic ranges from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
to that of how our political process is set up. This is really a
beautiful track. It’s the kind of track that can each our youth a
different view point in a very dope manner. This track is super
accessible to all ages and a must peep in my opinion. Overall, you
can not be disappointed with the quality of hip you get with the
purchase of the Epsilon Project. It is well worth every penny paid
for it. Certainly the Audacity EP will set the
stage for greater things to come in 2011!

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