Writing about personal struggles familiar to many of us, New York MC Breez Evahflowin's new release is a personal and thoughtful album about adjusting to extreme life changes.
Taking a hiatus from NYC, Breez is forced to uproot himself from his only known home in New York to reposition himself
in the woods of Asheville North Carolina. Through a steady stream of beats from NYC producer Dave "Daveytree" Archuletta via internet, he is encouraged to thoroughly explore his innermost thoughts free of distraction and competition. It is also through these beats that he deals with the diagnosis of his mother's cancer and passing, which ultimately brings him back to NYC (see track #8 "Moms").
A combination of pain, anger, loss, triumph, despair, fortitude and hope in the face of life's challenges, delivered just as the nation and the world adjust to the extreme changes that have been predicted to come. Track #2 "Luck vs. Skill," and the exclusive single "Over" features guest lyrics from Harlem's very own Swave Sevah (The Source Magazine "Best Unsigned Hype" of 2008), and introducing veteran Bill T. Jones performer Shaneeka Harrell on vocals in her hip-hop debut.
Vocal Info: All songs written and performed by Breez Evahflowin, except: Tracks 1, 8, 11, 12 additional vocals by Shaneeka Harrell. Track 3 guest vocals by Swave Sevah and Ike P. Track 5 guest vocals by Dojah and Symphonic. Track 12 guest vocals by Swave Sevah.
Production Info: All tracks produced by Daveytree except: Tracks 5, 7, 11 produced by Noah D. Additional vocal production on 7, 11 by Daveytree. Vocals recorded by Breez Evahflowin except tracks 3, 7, 11 recorded by Nunzio at The Dojo. Mixed and mastered by Daveytree at Run the Voodoo Down Studios, except track 2 mixed at Elliptic Sound, NYC.
Artwork and design by Breez Evahflowin.
All works copyright 2008/2009 Breez Evahflowin and Daveytree.
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