Beat Junction Project
What exactly ARE Metropolis Vibes???
Review: Vega Chastain - TRS magazine
Every time I put this CD on, I find something new I like about it. Lyrically and musically, it stands out and blends perfectly with a style it both creates and draws from - old school soul. Impressive to say the least, the mood and flow of 'Circa 197?' remind me of old jazz vinyl... Dakar (Coltrane) or Lullabies of Birdland (Holiday). Smooth transitions and eloquent wordplay hint at a musical control that gives the album a relaxed, confident feel.
The Beat Junction Project is the hip-hop collective hailing from South Carolina. This super crew met up at a local club that was holding a spoken word/freestyle event... and ever since, local and regional spots have been laced with 'true metropolis vibes'. With varied styles ranging from the quick wordplay and laid-back linguistics of Jarret Jenkins (also known as Un-known)melded with the straightforward passionate rhymes of Taseone Aisin, the Beat Junction project is sure to sound sweet over any beat. However, these aren't just any beats. The talent that encompasses the Beat Junction realm will immediately manifest upon first listen, and leave you ready for more.
Circa 197?... The Dirty Versions
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