August 13, 2018

Kev Brown "Homework" (Album Stream)

After a 13 year hiatus, producer/MC Kev Brown has finally released the sophomore sequel to 2005's influential cult classic, "I Do What I Do.” Entitled, "Homework", "Homework" was composed organically and at his own pace, in the comforts of his own home; hence the title. Kev's trademark sound has been emulated over the last decade by so many artists and his sonic impact is very evident even among his contemporaries. It all started on the Akai MPC2000xl and the rest is history. Kev Brown's debut album was groundbreaking in so many areas. It would be no surprise that Hip Hop would ask for the next installment and he's nowhere near done leaving his mark. "Homework" is a seamless nonstop exhibition of KB's range. Kev raps confidently and wisely throughout the album's 27 tracks. Lyrically, it's personal, introspective, comedic, observatory and witty, delivered in Kev's smooth baritone style. Vocals are equally complimented by instrumentals all produced by the man himself and fluidly morph into instrumental compositions too good to be considered interludes. The album was composed using several different samplers and recording technologies, but the vibe is never compromised. Returning to his roots, this a very "Hip Hop" album. The drums are hard, the recordings are unpolished, samples are obscure, manipulated and unrefined. "Homework" is the perfect game plan for today's climate. And for those who haven't, do your homework on this man!