The Latest Greatest, 10/22/10
Seemingly out of nowhere, the Broken Complex roster is dropping a new self-titled album on the 26th of this month. In case you haven't heard of these guys, Broken Complex is a crew consisting of DJ Hoppa, Mine+Us, General Populus, Sirah, Cleen, Max Star, Laz, Uncle D and others. None of these guys may be household names even in the underground circuit, but there a few reasons you should pay attention. DJ Hoppa, for his part, has put in a good amount of solid production work over the years, including solo production projects featuring MCs such as Awol One, 2Mex, Acid Reign and Josh Martinez. Mine+Us & DJ Hoppa have also put out two great collaborative albums, "Avantgardening" and "Day by Day," both of which show good chemistry and strong beats and MCing. Sirah, for her part, has been flagged by many folks as one of the stronger female MCs working in indie rap, with a thick New Yorker flow and a strong EP of material with DJ Hoppa to prove it. This new album is the first album featuring all of the Broken Complex MCs over DJ Hoppa's soundscapes, and samples are sounding promising. The album features guest spots by Pigeon John (yay!) and Copywrite (ehhhh), and the entire Broken Complex crew will be touring the left coast soon in support of the album. A video paying homage to Craig Mack and a few sample songs featured below.
First three tracks:
Tentative tour dates:
You can pre-order the album via Access Hip Hop Here.