This EP takes a different approach towards the release of free digital Hip Hop. While many choose to utilize popular industry instrumentals as a platform to show their skills on freestyles and mixtapes, I thought I'd put a different spin on things by going back to the basics. When Rap music was in it's earliest form, party rocking in the parks of the South Bronx, the DJ was responsible for keeping the beat going by cutting breaks in records back and forth in order to keep a background for the MC to rock over. They didn't own the property to those records, but they had something to flow with and have fun over.
Break the Pattern follows a similar format. Instead of grabbing the recent record that's getting burn on the airwaves and trying to add a new spin to that, I wanted to pay respects to the origins of this art and present something that focused on the DJ and the crate digger as well as the MC. If we're going to use something to rock over and put it out into the world in an attempt to be heard, why not stay true to the foundation of music that was free and fun? Now 14 tracks certainly sounds like a lot of songs for an EP as opposed to an album, but these songs are all between 45 seconds and 2 minutes long, so the duration of the project is that of an extended play. I hope y'all enjoy hearing this as much as I enjoyed making it!
released November 17, 2015
All lyrics written by LEX (A. Acevedo).
All Breaks Assembled by E-Noids.
Cuts on tracks 1, 10 & 11 by Debonair P.
Mixed and mastered by E-Noids for Minority Rules Entertainment, LLC.
All songs recorded by E-Noids at HeadzUp Studios except for tracks 12 & 13 recorded by Realyz at HeadzUp Studios in Whitestone, NY.
Artwork by LEX. Cover Photo taken by 7Emcees.