Catch Wreck, CCR member and Scope Urban Apparel artist, is a stalwart of local Boston hip-hop honing his craft since he first met Chuck D in 2002 on the set of Gotta Give The Peeps What They Want. Yesterday he released his newest record Collective Consciousness with appearances from fellow CCR and Scope artists Retrospek (on the track Spliff Lifta just JuneLyfe on Revised). Production on the record varies from track to track, the only repeat being fellow CCR and Scope artist Illy Sav. The feeling of the record continues Catch Wreck’s never ending role as a spokesman for Roxbury and Boston, speaking as a poet and delivering with authority this record is a must get for the new year!
DJ Evilldewer, another Scope artist, is pioneering a new sound out of Boston with the sounds of the 60s and 70s juxtaposed with the futuristic feeling of beyond. Just two days ago his most recent record, Soul De Rey, was released on his bandcamp and has been my soundtrack for the past two days as I return home. The smooth cosmic sound draws the listener in and is a perfect complement to any rainy day, or any day. Make sure to have this when you travel to calm you down in case you get stuck between two people too fat to sit in their seats (welcome to Tennessee).
The final Scope release for the Holiday season comes from Pause. The frequent OTO collaborator (see the video for Freshest) delivers his newest release, Time To Go, with the same boom bap that has graced his previous records. Time To Go does not disappoint and each track leaves your head bobbing into the next one. My favorite tracks were The Middle and Be You. Be You features Catch Wreck.
Get all of them now. Do not wait for Santa.
DJ Evilldewer – Soul De Rey
Pause – Time To Go