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Things are looking good for the Hawks, we were recently contacted by Venom Ent to do a video interview in the Hawk's Nest 3.0 in Dallas Texas.  You can read and watch the interview here or the link below peep the full video below the link.

 

 

Skope Magazine

KING – Imperial Majesty (feat. The Band of the Hawk)

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“Imperial Majesty” is all about being smooth: smooth flows and smooth samples. KING has impeccable taste in how each song is arranged. As KING states in “Bulletproof Wallet”: It’s that smooth shit right here. The number of references thrown into the mix is incredible. Kaleidoscopic at times it is an incredible assortment showing off KING’s knowledge of those to pay tribute to while moving the sound forward into the future. Handling the pieces this way allows the songs sparkle and shine.

KING “Crabs”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHhl1-e4Fsk

Opening up with “Intro” the samples bounce around right down as KING references Steely Dan and Gil Scott-Heron. This nicely introduces the kind of style used throughout the album: 70s samples seem to be preferred, the more idyllic the better. “Pyramid Writing” continues this theme with a rather triumphant feel. For the more surreal work there is the acid-treated sample of “Dreamin”. Shadows return on the dark “Bank Robbaz” as the song’s rhythm matches the chaotic narrative. Moving into delightfully playful territory is the celebratory “Tape Rock” which is one of the wilder pieces on the collection. By far the highlight is the aforementioned “Bulletproof Wallet” where everything on the song syncs up perfectly. Ending things off on strong note is the powerful “Worm 50”.

The charm of “Imperial Majesty” rests with the ability of KING to develop mood and tell a story. This placed alongside a careful selection of samples makes it a truly enjoyable experience.

http://www.bandofthehawk.com/

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Music Eye Reviews

LP REVIEW "THE LAST TEMPTATION" BY MUSICEYEREVIEWS

LOOKS LIKE THE WORLD IS FINALLY CATCHING UP TO US.  MUSICEYEREVIEWS SENT US A REVIEW OF OUR LAST JOINT EFFORT "THE LAST TMEPTATION" TODAY.  WE THOUGHT WE SHOULD SHARE IT WITH OUR HAWKS, LET YALL KNOW WE IN THIS THANG!! #BOHUP

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Describing the sound of the Texas-based rap quartet known as the Band of the Hawk comes easily  - like any great or lasting endeavor–once the foundation has been formed.  Take a generation of music fans raised on the excess and conscious experimentation of 1980’s music, which survived the ravages of divorce and Reaganomics with heavy doses of global spirituality, SF movies, comic books and video games.  If the soulful message of the 70’s was that the world isa ghetto, then by 1990 that ghetto had undergone a tonal shift in its core values.  Especially in the rap game, where rugged, rough and street were no longer enough to keep brothers thriving.  Newer elements were needed as older challenges turned into fresh demands, and the surpassing of expectations became the new norm.

The Band of the Hawk rose from the ashes of a former clique, H.TX.  H.TX productions were a spacious affair: all looped menace and blunted minutiae, not unlike early RZA productions if Mr. Diggs had been raised in Houston’s Fifth Ward worshipping 90’s hood flicks more than kung fu cinema and stuck in a Mario Brothers maze.  These early efforts have since been re-absorbed, shoving way towards the Hawks’ penchants for texture over bombast, interpretation over definition.  The current line-up of the Hawks: Noah Archangel, King, Ashtonomics and 3 – succeeds in meeting the audience’s current expectation from a hip-hop group.  Each personality is equally present and distinguishable from track to track, regardless of preferred artistic attack.  Whether Noah raps or produces, or King spits coolness on the mic first or last, listeners know the unmistakable stew that is the Band of the Hawk.

Having absorbed early 90’s-era RZA into a heady, Dirty South broth, the latest Hawks release, The Last Temptation, is the perfect jump-on point for any adventurous music listener.  And adventure is key here, as the Hawks’main producer, Noah Archangel, never forgets that boom-bap is a necessary ingredient for jeeps rolling through the valley of avenues.  Hard bop jazz, East Coast hardcore, West Coast backpacker, the tonal explorations of various Eastern musics and the laid-back vocal confidence of which the Chicago masters (Common & Kanye) are known all find equal measure in his productions.  When mixed ceremoniously with video game soundtrack flavor, the Hawks tracks will appeal to any fans of Muggs, Prefuse 73, Danger Mouse, or early Gangstarr-era Primo. 

A piano loop tickles through ‘Criminal Minds’ as a whisper-beat stutters between the bars, allowing a pitch-perfect King to deliver the vocal hook in his patented syrup voice.  When Noah, 3 and Ash come in, expertly mixed over this web of activity, the magic clicks into place.  All of this happens before King’s exit verse wraps the whole affair super-tight in his grip.  Wait for the dialogue sample that fades the track out.  It’s a telling piece of theater as to where this gang’s collective head is.

A garbled soul vocal christens ‘Mayweather,’ so 3’s entry verse sets the track up just right.  It’s a group effort, as King follows 3 straight to the pocket.  There are handclaps and muted horn blasts, too.  Noah’s rap completes the circle, adding humor to the braggadocio.  Listeners can’t be blamed if they’re having 90’s flashbacks, when 40 oz’s reigned and the Towers still stood tall.

Speaking of humor, gallows throwaway one-liners drop out of ‘Kill Me’’s sides, as the brothers talk major shit while having fun with the sampled vocal hook.  The keyboard loop is a swirl, and the stomp beat is accentuated with cymbal crashes akin to mid-90’s Roots joints.  A true banger, fun and frothy.

‘NRG’ brings an achingly beautiful vocal intro/hook sung by the wondrous Posh Tash.  Her voice, breathy and direct, is a showstopper.  That the crew’s raps can maintain the song’s quality after her singing is a testament to their talent; that they provide a drop of sexiness to balance the remainder of the album’s bangers points to true craftsmanship.  ‘NRG’ is one of The Last Temptation’s many highlights, bedroom-designed and radio-ready.

If The Last Temptation is any indication of the endurance of the Band of the Hawk, then music fans should look forward to revisiting this keeper later in the century, as the Hawks will undoubtedly be unveiling a new release.

Muzic Notez

King aka man@arms is a lyricist, writer, visionary and self described ‘Bully’. He was born and raised in Patterson, Louisiana where he grew up listening to various genres such as Jazz, old soul, New Orleons bounce music and classic hip hop. After graduation he joined the military, then eventually moved to Houston and linked up with a crew called Logic. King then sought out a producer with original tracks and eventually joined up with Noah archangel in 05 where they formed The Band of the Hawk.

The Band of the Hawk is a new age, old school style hip hop group out of Houston, Texas. The line-up includes Noah Archangel (the producer), King (Lyricist/Writer), Ashtonomics (Producer) and 3 (Lyricist/Writer). Each of them bringing their own unique styles, skills and joining forces to create something truly classic and fresh.

Underground Pyramid is the name of the crew that includes original Band of the Hawk members, plus other very talented artists continually joining their forces. If you’re in the Houston/Dallas area and would like to get involved, hit them up with some of your work to be considered.

Above you can check out the official music video for King’s 2nd single from his first solo album ‘Imperial Majesty’. The track is called ‘Crabs’ and features other members from The Band of the Hawk. You can also check out the new album and grab it from CDBaby. Seconds after starting to listen to this album your head will begin bouncing and you’ll start to hear the new generation of classic hip hop. Old school beats entwined perfectly with smooth rhymes from these lyrical powerhouses.

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Noah Archangel is one of the founding members of their hip hop group the Band of the Hawk. Noah started out MCing underground Drum n’ Bass shows under the name MC Grazzhopper.

Around 2000 Grazzhopper then became Noah Archangel the producer and he began collaborating with other artists around the Jackson State University in Mississippi. Aside from being a producer though, he’s also a lyricist, audio engineer and video director. After college, he returned back to Houston, Texas where he eventually met up with King and formed the Band of the Hawk.

Noah has been very influenced by his father’s records, and you can hear his old school influences in his new music. His latest release is the 13 track album ‘Thru The Looking Glass’. The album crosses various genre lines and has a very soulful, old school hip hop vibe to it. You can pick it up through iTunes or CDBaby now.

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SKOPE MAGAZINE REVIEWS NOAH ARCHANGEL "THRU THE LOOKING GLASS"

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Thru the Looking Glass uses a wide variety of samples to offer a reflection of sorts on religion. Heavy dollops of discussions from the movie “Dogma” are used as are nostalgic sweet tidbits from sounds of long ago. Such things help to make it a unique involved listen. Noah Archangel lets the songs feed off of each other and as such the album is best listened to as a whole. Pieces of it seem to focus on the desire and need to understand one’s own personal belief systems. Hence the albumhas a remarkably personal sound to it.

Audio Listening Link:
http://www.bandofthehawk.com/cds_downloads_cassettes/thru_the_looking_glass_by_noah_archangel/

Opening up with “Boomin in Ya Jeep” immediately they state “Damn I love this shit”. Indeed the sample gives it a dreamy quality to it. A grand sample graces the glorious work of “Sticks & Stones”. Much of it shuffles back and forth under the power of a particularly strong bass line that rumbles hard. With a snare drum rush the nimble “Get !t” burns through its track time. For “Rachet Mummy” the song shows off Noah Archangel’s sense of humor. On “Thru the Looking Glass” Noah Archangel nicely weaves together the “Dogma” samples with his own particular sense of melody. “Moon Walker” takes on a more electro sound letting the piece neatly echo onwards. By the end of the album on “Fallen Angels (Intro)” Noah Archangel reaches an oddly beautiful conclusion.

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Noah Archangel’s work is an interesting meditation on religion and spirituality.

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NOAH ARCHANGEL INTERVIEW W/ MUSIC NOTEZ

HERE IS THE INTERVIEW WITH NOAH ARCHANGEL BY MUSIC NOTEZ

http://www.muzicnotez.com/magazine/2015/10/interview-with-rap-artist-noah-archangel/

Interview with rap artist Noah Archangel

  • MuzicNotez: Who were your musical influences, idols, or bands growing up that have helped mold you into the musician you are today? Or helped mold the music that you create?
    • Noah Archangel: Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Tribe Called Quest, Outkast, Rage Against the Machine, Fishbone, Rush, Massive Attack, Flying Lotus
  • MuzicNotez: What’s the ultimate goal you want your music to achieve, or for you to achieve in your career as a musician? Any particular message you wish to send?
    • Noah Archangel: It would be nice to sustain my current lifestyle by only doing music, but just being heard and respected by my peers is good enough
  • MuzicNotez: What is your latest release?
    • Noah Archangel: The Maschine Wars: Genasys , the first in a series of instrumental releases. I have produced all types of projects but this is my first in the instrumental EDM realm. I wanted to follow in the footsteps of fellow Hip Hop greats like Madlib, J DIlla, DJ Shadow, Large Professor and Pete Rock.
  • MuzicNotez: What else are you working on? What can we expect to see and hear from you in the future?
    • Noah Archangel: There is the follow up The Band of the Hawk record “The B.I.B.L.E.” (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) still being perfected and over a year late LOL. I got a experimental group called Sage Majesty dropping for the holidays, sounds like the Weeknd meets Flying Lotus, and I am finishing up our lady Hawk, Posh Tash’s debut LP. Keeping it G. #BOHUP

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Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel – Grynd Seazon

Luxurious to its very core is the laid-back loose flow of Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel’s “Grynd Seazon”. Over the course of the collection the lyricism is nimble and precise. Rhythms are pitch-perfect as glistening keyboards adorn every piece. Samples find themselves effortlessly woven together to create a vast tapestry of sound. By opting for such an approach the collection feels all-encompassing. Insight into the state of the world helps to inform much of the collection’s approach, as it delves into what has come together to make the world and society into what it is today.

 

“Ez” begins the collection off on a soothing note. A chilled-out atmosphere emerges out of the graceful arrangement. Flows merge together to create an entire snapshot of a life lived most fully. On “Politix” the song delves into how little has truly changed in 2016. Within the piece the flow focuses on the way that society remains unchanged. For this piece the lyrics lament how these problems that seem to have emerged in 2016 has always have been there, just residing underneath the surface of things. Hope pours out of the light and airy work of “Ride”. Shadowy and mysterious is the jazz-influenced “Roll Up” where the lyrics positively dominate. Percussion takes a more playful style on the carefree spirit of “Red Jedi ft. STX”. Ending the collection on a high note is the tenderness of “Mistakes”.

 

Rather beautiful, Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel creates an unforgettable collection with “Grynd Seazon”.

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Grynd Seazon and Noah Archangel bring the strength and calm confidence of classic hip-hop with their brand new LP Grind Seazon featuring the track EZ. EZ a powerful opener to the collection, and this idea of a calm sort of confidence is exactly the vibe you get from it.

The music is stylish, there’s a sense of peace about it, yet on the whole the sound is quite striking. It creates a calming ambiance that quickly sets an easy going vibe for listeners to revel in, but there’s nothing overly mellow or laid back about the rap performances involved – there’s an increasing level of passion in the sound of the voices, and this expresses the lyrics and ideas in a way that builds in intensity alongside the soothing overtones of the instrumentation.

As the track fades out you really notice the music for what it is, but before this point the voices seem to be both in tune and in contrast with it all, so it works – it flows with a great smoothness, yet you find yourself really listening to every line. The vocal rhythm is consistent, and the energy is superb. There’s a brilliantly organic and perhaps slightly jazz-inspired vibe to the instrumentation that backs these vocal performances up incredibly well.

The music has a style and an attitude that grabs you from the offset, and the calming nature of the whole thing keeps you involved, whilst those lyrics and those voices captivate you throughout. It seems like a simple concept, the theme seems fairly common, but there’s nothing hugely predictable about the verses; there’s actually a fair bit of wisdom presented, and these ideas are valuable – there’s an element of inspiration to it all. It’s fresh, and a really strong release – EZ as a track in itself is worth more than a few listens. One for the long term hip-hop playlist for certain.

Find and follow Grynd Season & Noah Archangel on Facebook and Twitter. Visit their Website for more information.

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No Matter What Time of Year, IT'S GRYND SEAZON!!! Check Out the Grynd Seazon Sampler from Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel

    Grynd Seazon and Noah Archangel are live from from Screwtown (Houston, TX), but don't let thatconfuse you on what to expect musically. Where you might be led to believe their music is all about chopped and screwed and slab's swangin...they bring more then just music to ride to.

 

    In anticipation of their full length project, we are given a taste of what they do with the "Grynd Seazon Sampler."  A short, 5 song taste of what we can look forward too. They lyrically strive over smooth playing instrumentals with a determination in their voice and delivery, while still displaying a humbleness of knowing the talent shines when you press play. Each line landing in perfect rhythm of the beat and containing actual substance and topic. They are definitely showing they have come to the game aware of their skills and ready to make original masterpieces of music.

 

   Check out Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel's Grynd Seazon Sampler Today

 

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Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel Release the "Grynd Seazon Sampler" and it's a Small Dose of Something Great to Come

    Grynd Seazon and Noah Archangel are live from from Screwtown (Houston, TX), but don't let that confuse you on what to expect musically. Where you might be led to believe their music is all about chopped and screwed and slab's swangin...they bring more then just music to ride to.

 

 

    In anticipation of their full length project, we are given a taste of what they do with the "Grynd Seazon Sampler."  A short, 5 song taste of what we can look forward too. They lyrically strive over smooth playing instrumentals with a determination in their voice and delivery, while still displaying a humbleness of knowing the talent shines when you press play. Each line landing in perfect rhythm of the beat and containing actual substance and topic. They are definitely showing they have come to the game aware of their skills and ready to make original masterpieces of music.

 

   Check out Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel's Grynd Seazon Sampler Today

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Grynd Seazon and Noah Archangel - Grynd SeazonGrynd Seazon and Noah Archangel joined forces on Grynd Seazon - an expertly crafted album with a particular outlook on hip-hop. Their sound echoes the glory days of rap music, with a production that feels...

Grynd Seazon and Noah Archangel - Grynd Seazon

Grynd Seazon and Noah Archangel joined forces on Grynd Seazon - an expertly crafted album with a particular outlook on hip-hop. Their sound echoes the glory days of rap music, with a production that feels warmth, organic and natural. 
These three young brothers truly set out to accomplish something great, with some amazing sounds and outstanding lyrical flow. All the tracks really stand out for various reasons, but one of my favorite songs on the release is definitely “Politix”. I really love the sound of the chopped up samples and the grittiness of the beat. Another song worth noting is definitely “Mistakes”, a track with a more mellow feel that also shows some R&B and Neo-Soul influences that remind me of Frank Ocean or D’Angelo, just to mention a few.

Presented by The Band of The Hawk and Noah Archangel,
Grynd Seazon is a record to discover, with many great songs that push the boundaries of hip-hop!

Find out more and listen:
https://soundcloud.com/noah-archangel/sets/grind-seazon-warm-up-mixtape

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GRYND SEAZON & NOAH ARCHANGEL – “EZ”

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Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel – “EZ” – Single Review

As many writers in the media will remind you…mainstream-wise, 2016 has been an exceptionally tough year.  I’m not going to go into it all & the people we’ve lost too extensively as it’s all been covered time & time again, especially heading into the final moments of the year – but it’s impossible to not acknowledge that we lost some key stars along the way.  While it’s tough to not dwell on the loss of a Bowie, Prince or Phife Dawg…it’s important to remember that life continues on; not to be morbid but death is a part of that cyclical nature…but where there is death there is life reborn.  Let’s not forget that the groundbreaking crew of A Tribe Called Quest even soldiered on this year to rise from the ashes and remind us of that very thing.

I bring up ATCQ for a couple of reasons.  First being that of course it suited the narrative I’d started writing this article – but it’s more than just convenient writing; there’s a natural comparison that can be drawn to what you’ll hear in the new single “EZ” from ‘3 young brothas from the city of Screwston’ known as Grynd Seazon.  A Tribe Called Quest came back this year with a new record – and the timing for a sound like you’ll hear in this crew is perfect to ride part of that wave of resurgence.  With the equal-caliber talent handing off the mic and spitting socially-aware rhymes with style & swagger…you gotta admire a crew that represents themselves as tightly as Grynd Seazon does – they’ve got an old-school mentality and a relevant sound for the right here & now.

What I really liked about “EZ” more-so than any other element is the unity that you can hear shared between the three emcees and how each of their styles, tones and approaches fit right into the minimalistic & chilled-out electro-beat of the music.  Not only do they all have their own moments where they dominate the mic and spotlight their skills within this tune – but they all really sound like they belong there with their own reasons for rhyming and their own things to speak on.  Perspectives combine with complex lyrics and a smooth flow to lead these three emcees to victory on “EZ” – they all sound right in the flow and in the moment when it comes to the rap on any set of bars you’ll hear.  The metering, pacing and transitions in the verses is spectacular stuff…many times you’ll assume Grynd Seazon will stick with the flow you’ve been getting used to and then quickly stutter-step, shift or pivot their phrasing to deliver something even more challenging, complex and satisfying to listen to.  Call it the art of wordsmithing…aka, the very foundation of REAL hip-hop…that’s what you’ve got right here on “EZ” – the kind of crew you can hear was inspired by acts like A Tribe Called Quest and those that came before them to pave the way.  The founders of hip-hop would be PROUD of the way that Grynd Seazon does their thang on “EZ” – this kind of sound is the exact intention behind their original inspiration.

So…yeah!  You’ll dig the vibe, talent and smoothness on display throughout the lyrically-intense grip of “EZ” – it’s as inviting through the music as it is through the professional delivery in each performance on the mic.  I loved how these guys would transition from rap to a melodic-hook in the vocals at any given moment like Q-Tip would do to exit a verse…these guys are smart like that and when they choose to pull those moves inside “EZ” they sound like natural & smart breaks in the stream of lyricism that serve to break-up the song cleverly.  Musically, you might want a little bit more brightness or diversity in the beat as it plays…but as a result of its minimalistic approach, the words also remain the star and are spit crisply & clearly word-for-word into the mic…something I personally advocate for in the genre at all times.  Rhythm and poetry right?  That was the original intention…and it’s always been my opinion that those words should matter – those words should be HEARD, no matter what the subject or content is.

And when you examine “EZ” from that perspective, you gotta admit – Grynd Season is doing everything RIGHT.  Definitely excited to hear what this crew will go on to create…and as I understand it they’re getting all-kinds of new material recorded & gathered to take-over 2017.  Fully believe in these three emcees…what they’ve got started in Grynd Seazon sounds like the beginning of something that will seriously last over time and enjoy the longevity of a music-career that a unified crew like this truly deserves.

Find out more about Grynd Seazon from their official page at:  http://www.bandofthehawk.com/

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GRYND SEAZON AND NOAH ARCHANGEL – GRYND SEAZON

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Houston based artists Grynd Season and Noah Archangel (Band of the Hawk) bring to you the new song “EZ” featured on the album titled “Grynd Season.” The style is reminiscent of the golden days of early 90′s hip hop, which is laid back and smooth but not frivelous. Unlike a lot of other contemporary hip hop, “EZ” refreshingly takes a straightforward approach to production. The artists don’t utilize unnecessary effects or over-process vocals the way many misguided young hip hop producers. This helps Grynd Season and Noah Archangel achieve an authentic mature sound that stays true to their influences, while incorporating some of their own modern flavor.

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Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel: “Grynd Seazon LP” – creative, gritty, rambling, and downright infectious!

Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel: “Grynd Seazon LP” – creative, gritty, rambling, and downright infectious!

Grynd Seazon love music, they love Hip Hop, they love herbs.  Noah met STX (pronounced Sticks) from going to a local bar in Houston.  After years of Top 5 debates and discussions, STX revealed to Noah that he had moc skills, so Noah sent him some beats.  The next day STX brought over Whoa Vada & Breeze.  The rest is in the music, or rather, more precisely is in the “Grynd Seazon LP” featuring the collective talents of Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel.

This is a classic type of recording, mixing old, and new style ideas. It is the type of recording that brings people into hip-hop as it is all-embracing. The album is just that good. Its dark, it’s soulful, over the top and surreal.

The production across the 6 tracks is top notch, the samples and beats are creative, gritty, rambling, and downright infectious. The whole thing works perfectly. And for me, it works best on brilliant standouts like “Politix” which samples a horn and vocal soul session that will have you ‘grooving and moving’ while you savor the rich lyrical flows painted across its soundscape. Both musically and lyrically, this is just on a different plane.

No one quite sounds like this collective do on “Ride” they are one of those inimitable groups who can’t help but rock out their own way. Their flow, verbosity and the sheer audacity of their quaint choruses can hardly be matched in the current underground arenas.

These qualities all tie in perfectly with “Roll Up”, which is dense, tight, and smoky, and has a diamond hard flow to match. Noah Archangel proudly displays his wares on “Red Jedi ft. STX”, a track which rides on an incessant rolling beat and an urgent rhyme scheme.

Throughout this album there is almost no doubting the remarkably easy flows and creative metaphors, which can either make you just want to hear more, or rewind it to hear what somebody just said. While listening to “Grynd Seazon LP”, and hearing some of the unbelievably creative rhymes, I wondered how they came up with some of these.

Grynd Seazon has the ability to hit you in all types of places lyrically, which has always been a rare quality in emcees ever since the infant stages of hip-hop, and which is almost completely extinct in today’s mono-thematic rap scene. The collective fully show their prowess on the closing track, “Mistakes”, which for me, is lyrically the best track on the album.

Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel have dropped something with the “Grynd Seazon LP”that is very rare – It grabs you emotionally, as you feel the intensity of the lyrics sink into your bones, and the beats set an atmosphere that sucks you right into the record. Give your ears a treat by picking up this recording now!

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Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel – ‘Grynd Seazon’

Texans from the city known as Screwston best known as Houston, had 3 young brothers come together to create a project, that would develop and expand over the years. As those years progressed so did the project, ending up to being called by the likes of The Band of the Hawk, Noah Archangel, Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel. Which name goes with this album, well it happens to be by Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel and is titled “Grynd Seazon”.

The album itself including 22-tracks yes, that many songs but it is divided up into halves, half of the album is with vocal angst while the other half is filled with instrumental tracks. So you get two versions of the same album on one release. You get the regular version of all of the tracks, and then you get another version of those same exact tracks, being all instrumentally based. How do the different tracks hold up on this release. Well the regular version of the tracks, being a cross mix up of alternative, hip hop, and rap, mixed together, the lyrical context isn’t bad, and the music itself is decent, if you aren’t too keen on the rap, hip hop genre, this release may or may not be for you. Never being a fan of these genres all that much, this release by the guys of Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel, sounded in the long run decent. At times some of the beats and tone of the songs like “Roll Up”, “Mistakes”, “Ride”, and “Ez”, were a series of tracks on this release, that were really rather interesting. Interesting as in how so, well they just persevered this tone of music that kept you the listener, listening in, wondering how it would continue to sound, how would it end, like pretty much guessing as each of these songs played out.

The songs themselves were decent quality, sounded great, a well mixed recording, the instrumentals, vocal chords, all sounded rather nicely when put together like this. While the instrumental tracks that were strictly instrumentally based, sounded just as expected, the same songs but instrumental, where again the music wasn’t that bad. It kept an on-going tone of beat, that could be enjoyed, and even so had myself bobbing my head to some of the beats. Lyrical context is the typical personal matters, dealing with illness’s, other personal struggles, music, life events, the lifestyle revolving around drugs, drinking, partying, etc. Just real life ordeals that us as human beings can face and deal with in our own lives and ways. The style that these guys provide, their stories is very connecting, you can relate to what is being said right away, which is a nice touch.

As far as the album goes, in full, it is a nice release, that mixes it up a bit, having their style be a lot like the likes of other similar acts out there, like Drake, J Cole, and Kendrick Lamar. If you are into those acts, then that is what you will get by listening to the guys of Grynd Seazon & Noah Archangel. Except these guys, have it their way, creating something that blends in their personal experiences, music, and so much more, it is really something you just have to jump into.

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‘Mocean’ By Breeze

Mocean by Breeze is a creatively done hip-hop style song that captivates listener’s attention with its appealing and harmonic rhythm and vocals.

If you are a hip-hop lover and you love to let loose yourself on the hippy tracks then “Mocean” by Breeze will definitely find its way in your playlist. Mickey Breeze or Breeze, recorded this hip-hop, rap, and R&B track just like any other hip-hop or R&B track would be recorded. What makes it different from other tracks is its sound and quality.

The song sounds decent and sophisticated. You don’t feel the urge to lower the volume of your music system while playing this song. Everything, starting from music to beats to vocals is clear and loud, none over-riding the other. This gives the song a rare identity and adds a unique touch to it.

Mickey Breeze or Breeze is the 1/3 of the hip-hop group, Grynd Seazon. While working with them, including in their last collab together with Noah from The Band of the Hawk, they decided to record solo tracks. “Mocean” is the title of this particular track and is also known as track number 9, which suggests that it is the track number 9 of the upcoming EP.

This song is a 10-year-old beat that Breeze has dug up from Noah Archangel’s The Band of the Hawk dusty MPC, thus, giving it a unique feature. The USP of the track is that nobody has heard Breeze singing like this ever before. This is surely going to be a treat to your ears.

The music of the track is clear and crisp and has a flow attached to it, which you cannot resist. It also contains a beguiling beat with prudent rhythm. It is a song that you can sit back, relax and enjoy. An easy-going track, the harmony between the rhythms and vocals gives it a different identity, hence creating a lot of buzz around it.

Breeze, with this track, has shown a new aspect of his capabilities. Keeping his vocals down and maintaining his trans worthy voice, he made this track the one that you would never be tired of listening to.

Even when you listen to it over and over again, it doesn’t appear to be a boring track for you. Entertainment and musical love are at its best throughout this track. It is certainly an impressive and noteworthy track that seems to pull together all the pieces to solve the puzzle.

Breeze has completely reinvented his skill sets and his vocal capabilities and has produced a mind-blowing and appealing track. The intense structure of the song “Mocean” and it’s describing music makes it purposeful and intended. The bizarreness of the music of this track is what turns out in enhancing its captivating and hypnotic feature making the listeners stick to it again and again.

Your perception and thinking about Breeze’s vocal abilities will completely change after listening to this particular work that sounds appealing to ears and creates a relaxing environment while helping you to enjoy the R&B music style. Gear up to experience the twist!

9.5/10 Stars

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– Henry R. Davidson

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The Band of the Hawk Releases New Single From Breeze, Titled "MOCEAN" Check it Out

   The Band of the Hawk, is a dedicated unit of emcees that continually release new singles and videos. All Independently. The styles of the artist vary so much, it is often hard to pin point exactly where they might be from. Based out of Texas they just focus on feeding your brain good hip hop. It's just nice to actually hear some good hip hop music again. The band of the Hawk works together and moves as one, but with so many different calibers of talent and sound, you will often find the different artists branching out to release singles.

 

   The latest single, titled "MOCEAN" is brought to us by the talented and versatile "Breeze."  According to the back story, they have actually been sitting on this beat for almost 10 years. But you wouldn't be able to tell, which is the first clue they are delivering timeless music. Dropping some dope knowledge, from street wisdom to knowledge of self, Breeze tears through the instrumental flipping his style up and even double timing his wordplay.  It's not a lot of artists who can do that gracefully. With a soulful hook included, this track definitely lifts ya spirit for hip hop's future...and plain and simple makes you nod your head.  Check out the single today. 

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Mocean is the sort of track that makes certain you’re aware of its presence. The musical backdrop has a looping ambiance that hints at an uplifting essence and content intended to inspire and motivate. The leading vocal however comes through a somewhat manic pace that contrasts hugely with the underlying peace of the instrumentation. It’s an impressive and unwavering flow, offering a consistent level of energy and precision and passion that grips throughout.

The longer you listen, the sound evolves into something familiar, the hook dances around you in a way that again makes certain you’re aware of its presence, and the leading rap vocal hits as that of a confident and more than capable lyricist and performer. You want to take the story line, the words he presents, as meaningful and loaded with depth. You want to hear all of it, there’s a genuine and passionate undertone to the whole performance, the pace of it all just makes it a little less than easy to follow and interpret as the music moves along. If anything though, this makes you listen more than once – just to make sure you got it, to find out what that concept really is, what the creative drive was that lead to the crafting of this release. A certain level of intrigue and mystique is always effective in drawing an audience’s attention.

The musical energy of the piece sets an appealing kind of mood, and the tone and performance style of that leading vocal makes you feel as if something important is happening. It’s likely to bring listeners through to seek out more releases, more ideas, from the artist behind it. That inspiring and uplifting element is addictive and pretty essential in life, particularly during trying times. The rhythm and flow of the vocal work well as an additional instrument, even before you catch the story line, and that alone makes the whole thing pretty satisfying.

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HOW GOOD IS THE MUSIC FROM THE BAND OF THE HAWK

New music is here and you already know we always have the best music around!  We are becoming a great platform for artist to show their talent.  With over 20k fans and a radio station with over 10,000 listeners daily we have to make sure that we stay on top of whats hot.  With that being said we have new music from THE BAND OF THE HAWK. Now a little info on them ///  The Band of the Hawk rose from the ashes of a former clique, H.TX.  H.TX productions were a spacious affair: all looped menace and blunted minutiae, not unlike early RZA productions if Mr. Diggs had been raised in Houston’s Fifth Ward worshipping 90’s hood flicks more than kung fu cinema and stuck in a Mario Brothers maze.  These early efforts have since been re-absorbed, shoving way towards the Hawks’ penchants for texture over bombast, interpretation over definition.  The current line-up of the Hawks: Noah Archangel, King, Ashtonomics and 3 – succeeds in meeting the audience’s current expectation from a hip-hop group.  Each personality is equally present and distinguishable from track to track, regardless of preferred artistic attack.  Whether Noah raps or produces, or King spits coolness on the mic first or last, listeners know the unmistakable stew that is the Band of the Hawk.

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Breeze – Mocean (Review & Stream)

With a tongue twisting flow and mighty lyrical content, Breeze lets hip hop fans know that he can out rap any one of your favorite rappers effortlessly. With ‘Mocean’, Breeze treats the track like it’s a scrimmage, dominating the beat like it’s an unworthy opponent.

I am all the way convinced that Breeze has a masterful talent when it comes to rapping. On ‘Mocean’, not only is his fast rapping flow impressive, but he also has this ability to mix in some very meaningful lyrics into his music too.

Something about fast rapping and passionate instrumentals are heaven sent to me! I feel it allows the rapper to reach the listeners souls, and it also makes people pay even more attention to the rappers lyrics.

I wasn’t able to count all the words that he used on this song, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Breeze rapped a novels worth of lyrics on this song.

OVERALL RATING (4.5/5)

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The Band of the Hawk Releases New Single From Breeze, Titled "MOCEAN" Check it Out

   The Band of the Hawk, is a dedicated unit of emcees that continually release new singles and videos. All Independently. The styles of the artist vary so much, it is often hard to pin point exactly where they might be from. Based out of Texas they just focus on feeding your brain good hip hop. It's just nice to actually hear some good hip hop music again. The band of the Hawk works together and moves as one, but with so many different calibers of talent and sound, you will often find the different artists branching out to release singles.

 

   The latest single, titled "MOCEAN" is brought to us by the talented and versatile "Breeze."  According to the back story, they have actually been sitting on this beat for almost 10 years. But you wouldn't be able to tell, which is the first clue they are delivering timeless music. Dropping some dope knowledge, from street wisdom to knowledge of self, Breeze tears through the instrumental flipping his style up and even double timing his wordplay.  It's not a lot of artists who can do that gracefully. With a soulful hook included, this track definitely lifts ya spirit for hip hop's future...and plain and simple makes you nod your head.  Check out the single today. 

CLICK LINK TO HEAR BREEZE- MOCEAN

The Band of the Hawk Underground Pyramid Crew #BOHUP

And keep up with all they do @

http://www.bandofthehawk.com

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Breeze – “Mocean” – Single Review

This…is demanding to listen to.  For the record, that doesn’t equate to anything negative, it’s just good to be upfront about what it’s like to experience “Mocean” by Breeze.  My ears are the warriors of my face…I’m ready for pretty much anything that comes my way…but I’ll be damned if I didn’t have to really listen close to this one to hear if it really worked.  Compliments to the chef – it does.

I mean…at the very least, it does for me.  I can definitely see just about everyone out there questioning whether or not they’ve got a stream that’s skipping as they play “Mocean,” or a wack-file that has a bug in it – the digital skip in the edit of the music driving this single is much closer to chilled-out IDM than what you usually find in hip-hop or rap.  To an untrained ear, “Mocean” is gonna sound straight-up crazy; but if you’re listening closely, you’ll hear the vocals are coming out completely intact overtop of the music’s intense structure…and that there is the most important clue in revealing that everything done in the music from the way it sounds to the way it moves, is purposeful and intended.  So don’t get me wrong…demanding is also another way of describing music that’s interesting or something that challenges the typical conventions of what we know – often that’s a sign of a highly imaginative artist with the creative backbone strong enough to go after something that might not even exist yet.  Now, I’m not claiming that Breeze is completely reinventing the wheel here, but I think the level of skill it takes to get through the bars and beats of an edit like this with as much precision and confidence as you hear from this emcee is certainly impressive and noteworthy.

If anything, that might be people’s main beef with “Mocean” if they have one…that the jagged style & edit on this cut could potentially distract from all the clever lines this wordsmith puts into this single.  You put in the work like Breeze does here…well…it’s worth having the people hear each and every word after making that effort; he raps clearly so that you can hear what he’s saying for sure, but admittedly it can be really tough to detach from the wildness of the music to stay focused on the words at all times.  Again, not saying that’s a good or a bad thing – that’s all about what Breeze wants to achieve out of his style and his messages on the mic…he might want the sound of the music to be more aggressive or invasive than his words at times…that’s all up to him as an artist and what he wants us to hear most in what he puts out there.  It’s something to consider…because it will be tough for many people out there to listen to both of this song’s main elements at the same time – you kind of default to the music and the bizarre but captivating & hypnotic way it moves for the most part unless you make that specific effort to be more focused on the vocals and what Breeze is rhyming about…I suppose that’s what I’m saying.  Once more, to be clear, nothing wrong with that – in fact it gives people plenty of reason to return and reexamine this track, what they heard, and how it all makes sense to the ears eventually.  The more you listen, the more you get it…it might take a few spins but there’s lots about the complexity and flow of “Mocean” that makes that journey completely worthwhile.  I enjoy something challenging to listen to like this and the high-caliber flow of an emcee that’s committed like Breeze is here on this new single.

I will say this…I think at the beginning of “Mocean” Breeze might come out just a bit above the mix in comparison to where he eventually sinks into the music shortly after.  It’s not too noticeable…just enough to hear that he immediately came in to spit the juice straight into the mic and let his flow roll as quickly and fluidly as possible right from the drop.  I’ve got nothing against enthusiasm…I think that’s what that is.  It doesn’t drop – the passion and skill continue to make themselves known through the intensity of the way Breeze raps continuously like he’s got an unlimited oxygen supply – but you will notice that the vocals eventually crawl more closely towards the levels in the music to make the whole track sound like it belongs together even more as it plays on.  Breeze hits his stride & swagger early on and puts in a mesmerizing performance overall…I think you’ve gotta commend this guy for creating something here that you don’t hear every day and executing strongly all the way through.  “Mocean” might be demanding, but it also sounds like a fresh idea in Hip-Hop/Rap to me, which is something my ears always appreciate and I know yours do too.  At first you’ll think he’s crazy…but after taking this one in a couple times, you’ll realize there’s potential genius at work here that could put a wicked new twist & sound into a genre you already know & love.

Find out more about Breeze from the official website at:  http://www.bandofthehawk.com/

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New Single "Wake Up" by Noah ArchAngel from Band of The Hawk and DJ Thruvo of KRXM Radio

Noah ArchAngel from Band of The Hawk and DJ Thruvo of KRXM Radio band together to create "Wake Up". This single embodies the values(such as...) we as Americans overlook. Wake Up is just the anthem to distract us from all the chaos and controversy surrounding us. Inspired by artists who have spoken against injustices in American society, both Thruvo and Noah felt it was time to use their platforms to drive home the message (of equality and acceptance). With help from lead vocalist Jeremiah, Wake Up is guaranteed not to disappoint.

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The Band Of The Hawk – #BOHOP (Album Review)

The Band of The Hawk describes themselves as a Southern hip hop crew that combines East Coast lyrical substance with West Coast Swag (BAND OF THE HAWK). With this new album,’#BOHOP’, the crew created 13 total tracks that revolve around comradery, cohesion, and of course ill ass bars that we can all learn from!


TOP 5

 

5. PYRAMID

What’s a Band of The Hawk project without Grind Seazon, right?

One of my favorite rap acts from the last couple of years, Grind Seazon, epitomizes that love for organic hip hop music that this album is all about. On ‘Pyramids’, listeners get this old school rap track from them that takes you back to the days where the ladies loved Cool J, and the fellas were marveling at the site of Rosie Perez. Grynd Seazon doesn’t approach the song on some lovely dovey s–t though, instead they approach it with this focus that I find comparable to the greats in the game. While the bars are exact on all the verses, their rapping style is still lighthearted enough to draw in casual rap fans too (Aka the ones that weren’t feeling Rosey as much).

 

4. CHECK

‘Check’ has nothing but coolness in its DNA, as everything from the hook to the production has this suave/laidback sound associated to it.

Rap-wise, the bars come at a rampant pace from each artist, and those bars are filled with outstanding wordplay and powerful punch-lines. You can tell both rappers featured have a point to prove on the mic, which fortunately for us, translates to this banger that will have you violently boppin’ your head up and down.

 

3. NO DISRESPECT

‘No Disrespect’ is dominated by intergalactic effects, numbing vocals, and lots of meaningful bars.

PEy3 has stated that this song pays homage to both Outkast and The Dugeon Family, and in my opinion, it succeeds in sounding like something
the group would drop… How do I know this? The unorthodox instrumental, the strong southern accent that PEy3 raps with, the soulful/uplifting bars all past the test.

My advice to listeners is to take your time in understanding the vibe of the record,
and once you do, you will consider it an absolute gem.

 

2. RUCKUS HAWK MINOR

‘Ruckus Hawk Minor’ is hip hop in its purest form! It has a triumphant instrumental, tough ass bars, and as expected, no chorus.

I can bet you 100 dollars that this verse was done without smiling. Every bar has this dose of grit, power, and finesse to it that you can’t avoid, resulting in a shake down to your core. It’s like being in the ring with a boxer that is coming off their first loss in their career, and you’re just looking in their eyes and seeing blood….Isn’t that fantastic!? (And scary)

How gangsta is it that they let the beat ride at the end of this song? I don’t blame the beatmaker for letting that s–t soak in.

 

1. MEDIATION

I can’t tell you how much I love this song! Not only does it mimic one of my favorite instrumentals (Electric Relaxation), but the chemistry between each rapper is damn there flawless on it too.

You know what ‘Mediation’ reminds me of? It reminds me of a group of brothers just kickin’ it at at the playground, spitting rhymes between each other back and forth. Not only do the artists compliment each other greatly, but also, each artist comes with their own unique style that allows listeners to sorta cling on to their favorite artist if they want to.


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. MEDIATION (5/5)
2. ANIMALS (4/5)
3. CHECK (4.7/5)
4. MY N—A (4/5)
5. MOCEAN (4.2/5)
6. NO DISRESPECT (5/5)
7. BURBERRY TRENCH (4.3/5)
8. BRUCE LEE (4.4/5)
9. TAKE YOUR FRO (4.5/5)
10.RUCKUS HAWK DOWN (5/5)
11. PYRAMIDS (5/5)
12. WAKE UP (4.2/5)
13. REDBONE (4.3/5)


OVERALL RATING

(9/10)

Don’t you just get this feeling that everyone in the group had fun recording this album? You can tell each member bounced ideas off of each other throughout it, opening up to the idea of experimenting when it comes to the grand scheme of things. Every song sounds unique to me, every rapper comes across as a pioneer in their respective sounds, and most importantly, every artists pours their heart and soul into every song that they were featured on. It’s as complete a compilation I’ve heard in a while.

I feel like listening to this album on your computer does not do this justice; where can i get this project on a cassette tape!?

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Review - #BOHUP by The Band of the Hawk


The Band of the Hawk is a hip hop group that describes themselves as "a southern hip hop crew with east coast lyrical influence and some west coast swag." On their mixtape #BOHUP, the east coast lyrical influence is very evident on the first track "Meditation," which has an excellent sample of A Tribe Called Quest's classic hit "Electric Relaxation." This track has 90's hip hop written all over it and as a fan of the Golden Era of Hip Hop, I love it and automatically identify with the sound. The lyricism displayed on this song is real fluid, intricate and in the pocket. You can hear that each lyricist is in a zone and comfortable rapping on the track. The rapping on "Mocean" gives you a UGK and Bone Thugs N Harmony type of vibe. The singing and rapping gel really well on "No Disrespect." You get hard-hitting raps with melodic singing that can make a couple feel like they're being serenaded. You can definitely hear the west coast swag on "Burberry," very reminiscent of Souls of Mischief. Some tracks that really display this group's creative and imaginative thinking are tracks like "Animals" and "Bruce Lee." The old school samples on tracks like "Take Your Fro" was done beautiful. Old school flavor meets new school flavor. "Ruckus Hawk Minor" highlights the blaxpoitation feel that is somewhat present throughout the mixtape. The beat continues to play for a couple minutes after the last verse which adds a nice break as the mixtape is closing out. Jeremiah's singing adds to the already eclectic feel of the mixtape on the bonus track "Wake Up." No rapping, just singing, something else that provides a little bit of breathing room for the listener. " On the other bonus track "Redbone" the songstress on there does a great remake of the original "Redbone" song by Childish Gambino. Altogether #BOHUP is a solid mixtape that real hip hop heads and new age rap listeners can vibe out to. If you want to listen to a mixtape that is reminiscent of the 90's hip hop era combined with the versatile sensibilities of today's era of rap, go here.

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The Band of the Hawk Creates A New Era With The Album – BOHUP

I first caught on to the craftsmanship of The Band of the Hawk during a review of the fiery track, Mocean. The Houston based producer, manager/mentor, Noah Archangel a.k.a. The Band of the Hawk heads a fierce hip-hop collective that comes with a flavor of raw rap purity not seen since the likes of a 90′ brand genre. Coupled with a knowledge of self, I find the efforts made by the crew a most impressive brandishing of production and lyricism.

The Band of the Hawk’s new album, BOHUP, comes with a unique flavor of southern swag that proves to be a generation gap and coastlines closer. The album features a murderous row lineup of artists that all find their space to shine. Yes, the album includes Mocean and so much more.

Listeners will surely find tracks like Meditation, a sparkler. However, I must admit that each track on the album has its own light. Definitely, check for Ruckus Hawk Minor and the sultry Redbone (feat. Soulfire)BOHUP overall feel is a like stepping from the desert into an oasis. It’s a refreshing break from the gimmicks and requires the listener only to see eye to eye with the skill of the game, and this is where it all begins for The Band of the Hawk.

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Album Review: The Band Of The Hawk - '#BOHUP'

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Hip Hop music had emerged back in the 1970’s in the United States among a tiny circle of African-Americans but has eventually gained popularity only after 1980’s when hip-hop music traveled places as musical artists anxiously started looking for a fresh music style. This increasing fame of Hip-Hop genre exposed many hidden musical talents from all over the world.

‘The Band of the Hawk’ is one such collection of competent hip-hop singers who have individually and collectively taken the level of hip-hop music to a completely different height.

Audio Link: http://www.bandofthehawk.com/tracks/a/bohup

The Band of the Hawk has recently released their new album #BOHUP which is a compilation of some of the best creations by some extremely talented hip-hop artists. The album comprises of thirteen songs which are well synchronized into a stylish and rhythmic stack. Grynd Seazon along with Fullmetal F Dot carefully plays the introduction by acknowledging a tribe called Quest through its first song ‘Meditation’. 

Commencing with a neat narrative, the song slowly fades into an impressive rap section curving the path towards the next set of an enlisted melodious array.

The second song ‘Animals’ by Juskwan and P.EY3 comes in a slightly darker shade. A curious feel of distress takes over as the bouncy rhythm and provoking lyrics pricks the inner corners of the heart. But before the heart could bleed to the dark melodious rap, ‘Check’ with Whoa Vada enters through a catchy melody and light-hearted lyrics. 

The song uplifts the spirit of the distressed soul and gives a light drizzle on the dry path helping the next musical melody to touch us. ‘My N@@A’ and ‘Mocean’ featuring Noah Archangel, shows a tremendous amount of energy and confidence as the song unravels through distinct chorus portions. The journey from an anxious and dark thoughtful lyrical style to a punchy light rhyming rap could be found gloriously being covered with this collection of songs.

The next few songs to be mentioned are ‘No Disrespect’, ‘Bruce Lee’, ‘Take Your Pro’ and ‘Pyramids’. They collectively evoke an emotional turmoil as the notes glide from one to the other. The lyrical structure of the songs is optimistic and strongly defined. 

The tempo of the beats is well measured with the rapping section which keeps the audience eager and engrossed into the melodious magic. The pinnacle of the collection comes with ‘Burberry Trench’ along Grynd Seazon’s lyrical implementation which creates a dusky yet emotional heft as the chorus expands in an incredible manner.

Finally summing up the whole collective art, ‘Redbone’ by Soulfire emerges through the distinct imprints of the memories that the songs have left behind. The remarkable journey of various evolving themes that this collective album takes eventually evokes an incredible potential in friendship, togetherness and a powerful swag that could ignite the darkest corners of the world.

Though being a collective effort from various skillful artists, #BOHUP has solely taken the precarious path of rap music to a really high standard.

http://bandofthehawk.com/

- Jessica Spears

Skope Magazine

The Band of the Hawk – ‘#BOHUP’

Listening to this Mixtape made me think back to the Golden Age of Rap/Hip-Hop when things were simpler and the music was hype. My very first Rap record was The Fat Boys LP from 1984 and that’s when I fell in love with this art form called Rap. Even at just five years old, I knew at that very moment I was hearing the newest and coolest, breakthrough sound that was totally original, uninhibited and fun. So, I was hooked from that point on but it’s safe to say that mainstream Rap/Hip-Pop these days has lost that special spark and magic from the 80s. But The Band of the Hawk and their new release ‘#BOHUP’ has rekindled that spirit within me taking me on a trip down memory lane where I got a Load of The Fat Boys…and where Rap itself was born & alive to me personally.

The Band of the Hawk is comprised of numerous artists that put their own spin on all 13 tracks and each member brings his/her own unique qualities to the recordings. Five of the primary players on this album are: Noah Archangel, Kool King, Ash Ra, P.EY3 and Grynd Seazon with so many talented up-and-comers and contributors leaving their mark on ‘#BOHUP’. The beauty of this compilation is how everyone came together to deliver a raw & unfiltered approach with no technicalities, no rules and no fancy gimmicks or digital enhancements. You get Rap/Hip-Hop in it purest form and how it should be thanks to The Band of the Hawk reawakening the Hip-Hop world. ‘#BOHUP’ stands for Band of the Hawk Underground Pyramid and The Band of the Hawk is also known as The BOHUP Crew staking claim to being “Def on the Battlefield”. BOH is slicing and dicing the competition coming at you from all angles with Southern Rap influence uniting with East Coast and West Coast styles. Throw in old-school flavor and The Band of the Hawk is swooping by and flying high.

Audio Link: http://www.bandofthehawk.com/tracks/a/bohup

The record starts up with “Meditation” that has a nice ‘n’ smooth flow & cool swag that sounds like a Tribe Called Quest vibe to me. Next up, take a bite out of “Animals” that is wild & untamed and provides an off-kilter beat that simply works. Rolling along, “My Ni@@a” is rough, rugged and raw with rhymes spillin’ out everywhere in an all-out Street Hop battle. Track five, “Mocean”, is swift ‘n’ steady where the lyricist is attacking the mic with authority. “No Disrespect” is droppin’ knowledge on listeners with mindful lyrics and a warped effect that is just bonkers. Track seven, “Burberry Trench” has me thinking of one of my favorite groups The Beastie Boys where you’ll be thinking “Slow and low that is the tempo”. “Burberry Trench” is so fresh and so fly where I was swayin’ to the beats and literally tappin’ my pen on my pad to this joint. The BOHUP Crew will karate chop your ass with scrappy sounds on “Bruce Lee” where it’s a 1… 2…3 knockout. Get outta the way and blow the horn on track 10, “Ruckus Hawk Minor”, where the tenacious bunch is going full speed ahead mowing down any MC’s or haters in their path. The listener will hear The Band of the Hawk grindin’ it out and risin’ up to the skies on “Pyramids” and then get a dose of reality and splash of coffee in your face on the Bonus Track “Wake Up”. The project ends on a different note where a curve ball is thrown in the form of a strong female vocalist delivering a soulful performance on the final Bonus Track “Redbone”. One will also detect catchy guitar pickin’ and a finger-snappin’ groove that came out of nowhere but too good to deny.

In the end, The Band of the Hawk is leavin’ it all out to dry and not holdin’ back on ‘#BOHUP’. If you truly respect the roots of Rap/Hip-Hop then you owe it to yourself to check out this dynamite mixtape. The Rap game needs The BOHUP Crew and The Band of the Hawk needs the Rap game where together they can create magic again and redefine the scene.

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NOAH ARCHANGEL FROM BAND OF THE HAWK AND DJ THRUVO OF KRXM RADIO LINK UP FOR “WAKE UP”

This single embodies the values(such as…) we as Americans overlook. Wake Up is just the anthem to distract us from all the chaos and controversy surrounding us. Inspired by artists who have spoken against injustices in American society, both Thruvo and Noah felt it was time to use their platforms to drive home the message (of equality and acceptance). With help from lead vocalist Jeremiah, Wake Up is guaranteed not to disappoint.

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The Band Of Hawk - #BOHUP

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A compilation only happens in various scenarios, ranging from soundtracks to film or television or even mixtapes taking various artists and bands putting them together, into one piece of work. That is precisely what was done, in this first installment of many more to come, from The Band Of Hawk , a company known as DEF on the battlefield. Also known by the BOHUP Crew or Band Of The Hawk Underground Pyramid Crew. Here is how they brought everyone together to give you the listener, a lyrical raw mixtape with some bonus joints from the youngsters of the up-and-coming market. This being of course the first release of installments of many to come.

Hence, this is that mixtape titled " #BOHUP", a various artists set up with 13-tracks to spare, a combination of a southern hip hop crew with east coast lyrical influence with some west coast swag to boot. Hip hop is still present and this is the up and comers of the genre for this installment.
Kicking things off is Grynd Seazon's "Meditation" featuring a spot from Full Metal F Dot, as the track plays out as being romantic, detailing how the person wants to make love to their partner, the tone of beat for the track, being soothing, hip hop crosses paths with jazz sort of, is the tone it has going for it. Whereas Juskwan and P.EY3's "Animals", track is nothing like the opening number prior, it is more out there, being hip hop taken out to the jungle rain forest aspect, literally with animal noises provided, it just has this out of this wild feel for it. The beats just being out there that it is hard to even place it, it is just a track that is just outrageous and crazy.

"Check", by Whoa Vada, Breeze and STX is a lot like the opening number, as it has the same sort of vibe, taking hip hop upon itself to being hip hop meets rap, keeping an interesting beat of rhythm that keeps the music in check. As the title would go best as describing the track in question, it is just one of those types of tracks that is upbeat. "My Ni@@a", featuring Noah Archangel by Yeaux Majesty is another one of those tracks that just stands out, it has a source of beat going for it, that makes it belong within the setting of a club. A overpowering source of tone, that keeps the track interesting, yet entertaining as well.

Those tracks being the first few for this various artists installment of sorts, for the middle portion of the album offers a more variety approach in style and it's array of artists at hand. Like take "Mocean" by Breeze is simply so much fun, its hip hop tone of beat, being so out there, it is just making you wanting to dance along to it. Where "No Disrespect", by P.EY3 is more in the bobbing of the head manner, keeping the beat of the music in full swing, that it just becomes more of a swaying mannerism. "Burberry Trench" features a spot from Grynd Seazon by The Band of the Hawk, is more or so, the track that belongs in a slow dancing field, as the beats provided are laid back, yet still pacing, but very mellow driven. Next is a track named after an actor that fought quite a bit during his time period, named Bruce Lee, the track taking his namesake titling itself as "Bruce Lee", featuring Noah Archangel by Kool King. Now how this number plays itself out, is of a rotating fashion, as it has a repeating melody of beats, that makes the track listenable but more of an annoyance at the slightest. Still the artist in question doing his work, as he keeps it altogether, that it becomes suiting.

As for the remainder of this various artist installment of a series, is the last of the album offered, with such tracks as "Take Your Fro", by STX and Breeze, a duo of creativity that brings out a laid back momentum with strings by the looks of it, it being hip hop with pure class of the classical appeal.
"Ruckus Hawk Minor" by Elespee is one that is a lot like the previous number, except it has this beat that just never leaves you, it maintains itself to being hip hop to the core factor. It is entertaining in all forms but more on the level as a whole. "Pyramids" featuring Grynd Seazon by The Band of the Hawk and Juskwan falls between the lines of sounding a lot like the other works, keeping that same formula but still has a beat that is cycling, to sound nice yet right.

"Wake Up", is one of the bonus' for this compilation as it features Jeremiah and is by DJ Thruvo, a track that takes up a variety of harmonies and melodies, as it would have it, going for it, being a track that is another out there number. It has the feeling with beats to fill itself with, that makes the music full of itself. As "Redbone", by Soulfire being another added bonus track of material by a female artist, as the other tracks offered were done by a lot of male artists' hearing a female on the release, made it worth wild, through and through. Her abilities as an artist, being well rounded and really focused, that it made the track really crossed between smooth jazz meets with hip hop rap feeling. That is at least how she plays off, being perhaps a little bit like Sade.

That is all what is offered in terms of this first installment of a compilation of releases that The Band Of Hawk's "#BOHUP", has going for it. A summarily of variety throughout, but by a whole batch of artists' that have got something to show and go for themselves. Each artist showcasing what they can do for you, in terms of music.

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Band of the Hawk – #BOHUP

#BOHUP represents a stylish choice selection, full of elegantly crafted grooves and thought-provoking lyricism. Throughout the collection, the tracks feel perfectly sequenced together, as each other neatly plays off the last. Samples whirl by with dreamy late-night vibes. Rhythms feel downright infectious as they unfold with a sense of mystery. By opting for such an approach the narratives take front and center stage. Layer upon layer work together displaying a tremendous amount of confidence. Over the course of the journey, themes emerge, ones that reflect upon truly understanding each other, of friendship and of making it in the world.

 

Neatly introducing everything “Meditation” shows off the impressive flows of Full Metal F Dot. With a bit of anxiety and tension comes the uneasy groove of “Animals”. Delicate melodies flutter about with a surrealistic take on “Check”. Great seas of sound with a glorious chorus takes hold on the optimism and straight-ahead confidence of “No Disrespect”. Easily the highlight of the collection comes with the infinite swagger of “Burberry Trench” with Grynd Seazon’s poetic lyricism expanding with incredible power. A wonderful, dusty sample adds to the emotional heft of “Take Your Fro” which has a triumphant quality to it. Lumbering physical beats drive the powerful “Ruckus Hawk Minor”. Nicely concluding the entire collection is the bossa nova/funk inflections of the summery spirit of “Redbone”.

 

With #BOHUP Band of the Hawk paint a colorful, concise portrait one that explores a life lived most fully.

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New Single "Wake Up" by Noah ArchAngel from Band of The Hawk and DJ Thruvo of KRXM Radio


Noah ArchAngel from Band of The Hawk and DJ Thruvo of KRXM Radio band together to create "Wake Up". This single embodies the values(such as...) we as Americans overlook. Wake Up is just the anthem to distract us from all the chaos and controversy surrounding us. Inspired by artists who have spoken against injustices in American society, both Thruvo and Noah felt it was time to use their platforms to drive home the message (of equality and acceptance). With help from lead vocalist Jeremiah, Wake Up is guaranteed not to disappoint.

Listen To The Single "Wake Up"

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New Single "Wake Up" by Noah ArchAngel from Band of The Hawk and DJ Thruvo of KRXM Radio


Noah ArchAngel from Band of The Hawk and DJ Thruvo of KRXM Radio band together to create "Wake Up". This single embodies the values(such as...) we as Americans overlook. Wake Up is just the anthem to distract us from all the chaos and controversy surrounding us. Inspired by artists who have spoken against injustices in American society, both Thruvo and Noah felt it was time to use their platforms to drive home the message (of equality and acceptance). With help from lead vocalist Jeremiah, Wake Up is guaranteed not to disappoint.

Listen To The Single "Wake Up"

Connect With Them On Social Media:

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http://www.bandofthehawk.com

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DJ Thruvo of (KRXM Radio) and Noah ArchAngel of (Band of the Hawk) have again given us with something amazing. From the chords to outro, Take Your Flow is impeccable. In a few short minutes, it forces us to put aside our cognitive dissonance and acknowledge our current state of affairs. STX and Breeze address everything from personal mistakes to the hypocrisy of the medical system to the stereotypes of Africans Americans.

Listen to the politically charged single below and get inspired.

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DJ Thruvo of (KRXM Radio) and Noah ArchAngel of (Band of the Hawk) gives us another one "Take Your Fro"

DJ Thruvo of (KRXM Radio) and Noah ArchAngel of (Band of the Hawk) have again given us with something amazing. From the chords to outro, Take Your Flow is impeccable. In a few short minutes, it forces us to put aside our cognitive dissonance and acknowledge our current state of affairs. STX and Breeze address everything from personal mistakes to the hypocrisy of the medical system to the stereotypes of Africans Americans.

The change of cadence allows the song to appeal to both young fans of rap and more mature hip hop enthusiasts. Take Your Fro encourages artists to use their platforms to speak out against the ails of society. If we want the peace and equality in this twisted world we live in, we must all use our voices. Kudos to these up and coming artists for doing just that. Do yourself a favor: Listen to Take Your Fro below and get inspired.

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Noah Archangel - Black Lotus ft. Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam & DJ Thruvo

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Noah Archangel is back with all new music, but this time it comes in the form of a new project. His yearly installment of a series he calls "The Machine Wars series", which has the project being titled "The Machine Wars: Songs Of Solomon". "Black Lotus", is the first glimpse and single that features The Band Of Hawk, as well as an EDM booming sound with Norah Archangel at the helm of it all.
Thus, with that said, "Black Lotus", is a track that not only debuts as the first single, but also has an accompany video to follow suit with its release.

The video first off, is what will be disclosed, as quite the interesting concept. The video's visual features for one, are quite beautiful and stunningly visually. How the theme builds into the output of the song itself, brings forth a similar styling that all people are familiar with, this being space! Indeed Noah Archangel has taken the beloved space realm into his own hands, creating the "Black Lotus", video with a theme of space itself. Not just space but with traveling through space, control boards of a space ship interacting with the journey unfolding within. It's like if Star Wars and Star Trek came together to release a video, it would likely be how Noah Archangel did it with his right here. Slightly, similar in terms of the space appeal, space ships, and stars and what not.

Now that is for the video's concept and appeal, as for the actual song itself. It plays off as being a lot like the other working's from Noah Archangel's catalog. Only difference is that this track not only has Noah but has feature appearances by Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam, DJ Thruvo, and the Ban of the Hawk. Plus one more addition of some EDM music, creating that outer space twist. You get instead of your typical or average run of the mill rap hip hop track, with a more well balanced EDM tempo driven track with still that hip hop rap feel, but it just sounds so much more interesting to the ear.

That said, the track on its own accord, is just fun. The added layer of additions of EDM really makes the track more available and stand out. The rap hip hop presents is still provided, but it hangs back, still being persist yet easy listening. Like the terms of the beats played outward, are more easy going, you can sit back really taking in everything coming out from the music's abilities. It showing off talent from numerous artists at will, showing off more than one talent that just makes it stick.

Surely put, Noah Archangel's "Black Lotus", song and video, go right together, creating a new base of style, that has developed into an EDM stance, that makes it more entertaining. Surely sticking to this approach with this particular project, is the right way to go. If the rest of the content to come from this project goes this route, then for sure Noah Archangel has got another one in the bag.

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Noah Archangel – Black Lotus ft. Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam & DJ Thruvo

Fresh flows and incredible energy define Noah Archangel’s powerful rush of “Black Lotus ft. Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam & DJ Thruvo”. Impeccably weaving hip-hop and electro into a stylish whole the whole song unfolds with such flair. Beats hit hard, and the luxurious multi-layered approach works wonders. Melodically rich everything seems to gleam with excitement, as the giddy synthesizers help propel the piece forward. Easily the highlight comes from the lyricism that creates entire universes, as the group reflects upon the need to truly live life, not to rest on the sidelines on social media. Over the course of the track the entire team shows how empty an experience it can be to exist purely in the virtual and never in the physical.

 

After a small field recording of wind things start off quite quickly. Upon the beat dropping things begin to transform into an almost psychedelic mix. Particularly fine imagery comes into the flow, focusing on the natural world, a world so often ignored with too much distance. Snares have a crisp quality to them, while they elaborate upon the infectious groove of the entire track. Great usage of references, both pop and other, add to the overall all-consuming quality of the piece. The anthem-like spirit of the song celebrates togetherness, a communal fervor that drives the entire thing with such grace.

 

Noah Archangel’s “Black Lotus ft. Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam & DJ Thruvo” presents a world sung with tremendous heart and soul.

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“Until you get on the court, you ain’t part of the game.”

Fair enough.  Not only are those wise-words, it seems as if everyone Noah Archangel knows took the lyrics in the chorus-hook of “Black Lotus” to heart and showed up, ready to play.  On a track featuring the talents of Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam & DJ Thruvo – multiple skills make themselves apparent in this collaboration from the charismatic vocal-flows to the rad electro-beat that drives the music.

“Black Lotus” was definitely one of those tracks where the more I heard it, the more I liked it.  By the time I got to the killer video they’ve got put together for this new single, it was just icing on the cake.

I really dig on crews like this one – to me a lot about Hip-Hop in general comes down to the art of being a wordsmith…some emcees ‘get it’ and understand the significance of making the lyrics an integral part of the song, others somehow don’t.  Noah Archangel, Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam and DJ Thruvo – these guys ‘get it’ – listen to the selection of words, complex & intricate flows and the patterns in their flow, that should be all the proof you need.  They all bring their own unique flavor and character to the mic, they all add to the song and complement each other’s performances, and most importantly, it all still comes out sound tight, cohesive & compelling in the final results.  They’re working each syllable across the bars like veterans of the rap game, spitting out knowledge-bombs and pop-culture references in amongst socially-conscious words that prove these boys are woke & ready to wake the rest of us up.  I think they all do an exceptional job of balancing the art of being a wordsmith while still making time to give each verse its own personality, style & sound in their lyrical-flow to bring out their own unique hooks to maximum effect.  It’s not as easy as you might think…sometimes you can find all the right words and have the end results come out sounding flat, even though you couldn’t have possibly written a better verse – what makes these guys great is that they’ve found the words that work best for them personally as individuals & they’re all on the same page as a group when it comes to the overall theme.

Using a minimalist approach to the electro-beat guiding them along, section by section this crew makes sure each part of this track glides along sleekly & slickly…I’ve got no complaints here, they’ve put this together right from beginning to end.  Production is tight, performances are controlled, professional & highly entertaining…the writing and ideas are there…the execution all-around is right where ya want it.

And like…I’m not even kidding when I say this video is rad AF.  You know…it’s ’fire’ as the cool-kids say.  The onscreen visuals are honestly awesome…likely a lot of green-screen at work here, but no joke – the work has been put in here.  Essentially what you see is one thing – how it’s all put together is what takes this video to the next level cut-to-cut; it’s seriously well shot and some of the effects being used set the entire thing off in the wicked ways by distorting the imagery in creative transitions that move wickedly with the music.  They all went with it…all these space-themes and crazy visuals take them off the planet they know and out there into the atmosphere…but as they’ve already proven on their new song “Black Lotus” – quality emcees can adapt to any environment.  They’ve put together a song/video combo that plays to the strengths of balance – they’re all holding their own from the screen to the studio, delivering a track that keeps it interesting, entertaining and real at all times in a perfect mix of serious fun.

 

 

Find out more from the official website at:  http://www.bandofthehawk.com/

Rap or Die

Lyrical Emcee Noah Archangel Brings Out The Heavy Hitters, Drops A Space Age Video, And Gives Hip Hop A Breath Of Fresh Air With The New Single "Black Lotus"

 

    Noah Archangel is an underground veteran and front line member of independent powerhouse Band of the Hawk. Always delivering with great content, versatility, and professional presentation, he has become one of those artists we look forward to hearing new music from.  And he didn't fail to deliver with his new single and video "Black Lotus."   In a way Hip hop hasn't seen in awhile, Noah brings in lyrical messiahs Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam, and DJ Thruvo to assist in the total annihilation of the instrumental. And tying in with the age of technology, they present the video in an energetic, futuristic, almost matrix like cinematography. Placing them into the realms of the system and subliminally showing their lyrical control over a computerized era. Saluting these artists for remaining true to hip hop an it's character in a time when many duplicate an already recycled vibe.

 

Keep Up With Noah ArchAngel @

http://www.BandoftheHawk.com
http://facebook.com/noahofhtx
Twitter & IG: @noahofhtx

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Scene and Heard  –  CCXXV : Black Lotus. –  Noah Archangel (ft. Yeax Majesty, Juskwam, DJ Thruvo –  Band of The Hawk)

albumart_noaharchangel4_200x200Music always seems more convincing when it is backed up with a gang mentality, that, “us against the world” ethic that all the best outfits possess and Southern Hip-Hop collective Band of The Hawk carry just such an attitude effortlessly. Whereas hip-hop, like many genres which come from a more underground place, seems to have been subsumed by commerciality and fashion by chancers and late-comers to its socially conscious musical party, Black Lotus and the Four Horsemen of the Hip-Hopolis who deliver it, immediately feel like the real deal.

East Coast lyrical dexterity meets West Coast swagger, golden age 90’s vibes but laced with the fresh and exploratory sound of the contemporary scene, Band of The Hawk is the perfect blend of familiarity and forward thinking, of knowing your place in musical history and being brave enough to write your own chapter. The lyrics are filled with street philosophy and social commentary and land perfectly on the listener with style and confidence and the whole affair is spacious, allowing every word and every beat room to breathe and so work more effectively. A game raising musical slice if ever there was one.

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Lyrical Emcee Noah Archangel Brings Out The Heavy Hitters, Drops A Space Age Video, And Gives Hip Hop A Breath Of Fresh Air With The New Single "Black Lotus"

 

    Noah Archangel is an underground veteran and front line member of independent powerhouse Band of the Hawk. Always delivering with great content, versatility, and professional presentation, he has become one of those artists we look forward to hearing new music from.  And he didn't fail to deliver with his new single and video "Black Lotus."   In a way Hip hop hasn't seen in awhile, Noah brings in lyrical messiahs Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam, and DJ Thruvo to assist in the total annihilation of the instrumental. And tying in with the age of technology, they present the video in an energetic, futuristic, almost matrix like cinematography. Placing them into the realms of the system and subliminally showing their lyrical control over a computerized era. Saluting these artists for remaining true to hip hop an it's character in a time when many duplicate an already recycled vibe.

 

Keep Up With Noah ArchAngel @

http://www.BandoftheHawk.com
http://facebook.com/noahofhtx
Twitter & IG: @noahofhtx

 

The Ratings Game

Noah Archangel – Black Lotus (Ft. Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam & DJ Thruvo) (Review & Stream)

 

Noah Archangel and the rest of his Band of The Hawks crew make their triumphant return to the scene on ‘Black Lotus’.


An out of this world rap beat, tough bars, and an abundance of punchlines dominate ‘Black Lotus’.

Based off of the way each member raps on this song, you can tell there is this competitive nature that the crew has as a whole, which results in bars that stand out like Trump at a Black Lives Matter rally. At the same time, I can see this respect for each others artistry, as each member never steps on anyone’s toes throughout. All in all, everyone compliments each other well, and I love how all the members featured on this song has their own unique style of rapping. This is the definition of a rap collaboration to me!

Make sure you check out more from the Band of the Hawks HERE; trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

 

OVERALL RATING (4.8/5)

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Black Lotus by Noah Archangel feat: Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam, and DJ Thruvo – Hip Hop’s Unstoppable Brand

Band of the Hawk is on an unstoppable mission to make Hip Hop own up to all that it can be by producing a relentless string of good music. The multi-talented producer and rapper from Houston, Band of the Hawk a.k.a. Noah Archangel, leads a collective of talented artists that fall under a distinguished banner of all or nothing. (Readers are encouraged to checkout my review of the Band of the Hawk’s BOHUP album.)

Known for a memorable flavor of hard-spitting rap bravado, Band of the Hawk comes with that colorful swag in a track, entitled, Black Lotus by Noah Archangel feat: Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam, and DJ Thruvo. The song has all the essentials needed for rewind button addiction. I was impressed with the track’s smooth groove and fierce lyricism. It’s kind of a “calling out the frauds in the game” type song without wasting time on names. Noah Archangel’s Black Lotuspresents a glimpse of rap’s future with a talented crew that is effortlessly on the same page.

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Lyrical Emcee Noah Archangel Brings Out The Heavy Hitters, Drops A Space Age Video, And Gives Hip Hop A Breath Of Fresh Air With The New Single "Black Lotus"

 

    Noah Archangel is an underground veteran and front line member of independent powerhouse Band of the Hawk. Always delivering with great content, versatility, and professional presentation, he has become one of those artists we look forward to hearing new music from.  And he didn't fail to deliver with his new single and video "Black Lotus."   In a way Hip hop hasn't seen in awhile, Noah brings in lyrical messiahs Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam, and DJ Thruvo to assist in the total annihilation of the instrumental. And tying in with the age of technology, they present the video in an energetic, futuristic, almost matrix like cinematography. Placing them into the realms of the system and subliminally showing their lyrical control over a computerized era. Saluting these artists for remaining true to hip hop an it's character in a time when many duplicate an already recycled vibe.

 

Keep Up With Noah ArchAngel @

http://www.BandoftheHawk.com
http://facebook.com/noahofhtx
Twitter & IG: @noahofhtx

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BLACK LOTUS – NOAH ARCHANGEL

 

Yes we are back with more and more music and this time around we are making sure that we bring you the heat.  With that being said we have new music from BLACK LOTUS  with a couple of features.  Now this song is a song that will have you thinking.   The beat has a very futuristic sounding and that goes hand in hand with the bars that Noah Archangel ,Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam & DJ Thruvo use.  In the day and age of the mumble rap, these guys make sure to make sense of their rhymes.  Glad to see that real hip-hop is still here.  It is said that Dj Altra may try to get an interview with these guys to see their views on the current state of the hip-hop industry.  Overal we give  BLACK LOTUS (B) rating and hope more music from these guys are to come.

 

Artist: Noah Archangel Title: Black Lotus ft. Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam & DJ Thruvo Video Link: https://youtu.be/4e8sJAyM69I Song link: http://www.bandofthehawk.com/tracks/a/black_lotus

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Noah Archangel – “Black Lotus”

In a generation of evolving talents, many new artists are gradually hitting the limelight with their innovative thoughts and ideas. ‘Band of the Hawk’ is a group of some of the best-talented souls that have evolved with time with their innovative style of Hip Hop music creations. They have recently released their first single, ‘Black Lotus’ which is already a massive hit among creative music lovers.

‘Black Lotus’ features Noah Archangel, the lead singer of ‘The Band Of the Hawk’, who has returned back with this single from his perpetual project titled ‘The Machine Wars: The Song Of Solomon.’ Black Lotus not only entitles the first single released this year but it also associates Noah Archangel as the director of his debut video.

The visual features of ‘Black Lotus’ are exceptionally remarkable which further enhances the quality of the single track. The theme of the song accompanied by spectacular visuals of outer space and resonating stars creates a marvelous journey gracefully unfolding the interesting concept of the song. The performance of the competent artists is balanced, professional and intriguing.

 

 

Black Lotus not only appeals with its compelling video but also the skillful accomplishment of various artists as the song is further enriched with special appearances by Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam, DJ Thruvo and Band Of the Hawk.

A special mention is the incorporation of the rich electronic dance music in the backdrop which sharpens the atmosphere of the song enrolling their audience into a variation of stylish rap hip hop number.

The rapping section of the song is a well-synchronized part with an equally rhythmic instrumental association. Noah Archangel’s clear and distinguished vocal takes the song on an amusing journey of energy and fun. The rapping section though kept quite simple yet his warm and confident vocal tone is, as usual, stylish and attractive.

Right from the beginning of the song the lyrical structure is balanced to flow as an integral part of the gliding musical harmony. Each of the artists has cohesively input their best efforts individually yet mingled well together which leaves the song attractive and memorable. The concept of the whole project is brilliantly executed with strong, interesting lyrics and highly entertaining video.

The song is efficiently coupled with a distinct rapping which glides through each of the verses in a unique and balanced lyrical flow which hooks the audience into a manifesting enthrall. Socially conscious words encouraging pop-culture engrosses the song into another compelling attribute of art.

Noah Archangel impresses his audience with his powerful thought-provoking words but brings them in a light, clever atmosphere of optimism. The production quality of the song and video is brilliant and original.

Band Of the Hawk brings forth their amusing talent in the silhouette of their debut song, ‘Black Lotus,’ from their series album, ‘The Machine Wars: The Song Of Solomon’, which is bound to offer its audience a beautiful voyage with melodious rapping and rhythmic instrumental arrangement.

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New Single Review: Artist: Noah Archangel 'Black Lotus' Ft. Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam & DJ Thruvo

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Black Lotus is The Band of the Hawk’s debut single in their 2017 session of their annual album release. The song itself is a collaboration between Noah Archangel, Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam and DJ Thruvo.

Black Lotus is one of the band’s most interesting songs to date. When listening to it, one doesn’t know whether to concentrate on the lyrics, the beat or the overall volatility of the gospel track.

The beats in Black Lotus are inspired by EDM, making this single the first of its kind from Houston-based Band of the Hawk. The pulsing beat along with the periodical cheers from singers in the background testify to the secularity of the song’s style, while still complimenting the musical creativity in making Black Lotus. And if those two are anything to go by, this song was made for a more youthful audience.

Song link: http://www.bandofthehawk.com/tracks/a/black_lotus

From the first verse of Black Lotus to the last, listeners hear a consistent, fast-paced nod-your-head-to-the-song beat. The tune itself is vaguely haunting, bringing to mind the ethereal quality of the track and complementary sci-fi video that goes along with the song. Those who listen to House will have an easier time relating to this track because of the uniquely blended country and techno-trance beats.

A final note on Black Lotus: it’s a really relatable song that might appeal to a wider audience despite its tune. In Black Lotus, the Band of the Hawk remarks about living an inauthentic life, especially on social media, which is something numerous people can relate to. In each verse, the various rappers cum singers make a vehement stand against those who lead ‘unreal lives’, whom they call ‘posers’. Additionally, while the acoustic-quality vocals in the chorus and the smooth transitions between the singers make the song memorable, the old-school rap and evident rhyme make it a great song to sing along to (especially the Black Locus -- hocus-pocus part of it).

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Nataliez World

Houey Freeman - Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)

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"Godbody Jones", is the upcoming album from Houey Freeman, that brings forth an example of the finest lyrical skill set with bass feeling you could ever expect possible. Thus, that would bring forth yet the first single taken from this release, that single being called "Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)".

Now before Houey Freeman was even he, he was formerly known as Ash Ra, releasing content under that namesake of course, then switching over to a whole another identity altogether. So how does Houey Freeman compare to once was then but is now here. Well "Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)", consists of Houey Freemance on vocals, but has featured spots from others as well, including such as Breeze (Grynd Seazon), Yeaux Majesty & Noah Archangel (The Band of the Hawk) and Htown. Altogether it makes the track become more in-depth, bringing out that hip hop styling to the finest possibilities available.

In other words, collaborator J Hope even pitches in, helping out that there is no way that this track could not sound in anyway bad, but rather good. Like said prior, the track is very in-depth in terms of the sound, because it is hip hop music, but it is so much more than that. The track alone has this rhythm that just sets up the rest of the music, making it slide and slither throughout the entirety of it. That melody and beats make it very groovy with its overpowering beat source.

As for the vocalization the vocal chords are more or less, decent sounding, you can understand the lyrics and vocals quite easily. Whereas with other artists or bands some make it slightly difficult at times. The only difficulty here is that the vocals, like a lot of other hip hop, rap acts in and out, is that the vocals tend to move a little fast, so catching a word or two here and there may be a mishap at times. That only being the only downside to it though.

For the featured spots from the other acts that chime in for their pieces, they bring a unique flavor element to the mix. It making the song, not miss its unusual pattern of melodies, but keep it content, being ever flowing, that it never backs down in tone. It keeps the beat going, as each various featured spot is taken into account. It's like the song of choice, you can hear, enjoying it at times, but find it very at point, being one you can hear here and there.

All in all though, Houey Freeman as a hip hop artist, does his share of the moment within this track. Surely being that the rest of the material to come from this album that is "Godboy Jones", will be likely a good set of material. "Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)", though, is a just a track you can toss on, listen in, and let the beats roll with all that is happening with it. Everything working with one another that makes it all worth the real listening glimpse of hip hop exposure.

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Noah Archangel and the Band of the Hawk - The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon

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"Black Lotus", was the single taken from the upcoming release that would be titled "The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon". The just so happen to be third installment in the instrumental series, that has been going on for some time now, by Noah Archangel and the Band of the Hawk.

This single is included upon this third release of this instrumental series, taken a back a different approach in terms of styling of music. The style this time around is more classic than the EDM style that was upon the last release "ExitUs" released in 2016. Which is about right in terms of that style, it is more driven towards a classic approach, but not in the way of classical music, but more on the low key frame of the hip hop spectrum but with instrumental pieces only. Rarely any vocalization put in, just the music, which makes this release much more grounded and at whole with itself.

Like take for instance "Old Gods and the New", strictly instrumental, which made the track more define, in sound and style, it was very relaxing even, when listening in. As opposed to the follow-up track that is called "Jamtiquity", consisting of some brief vocalization mixed in with the classic instrumental styling's throughout the track, made it more or less of a track you could like but that's it. Now another track that does the trick of taking you in and having you listen closely, as these other numbers had done, would have to be "Bladerunner 2017", it is just tops. It really tops all of the other tracks to come off "The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon". It has this source of beat that is persistent with the tone it has cycling through. It is as if, you were under water or surrounded by water in some shape or form, that is the energy it gives off when hearing it. At least that is how I depicted its style of sound to be for the most part.

"Down The Rabbit Hole", was another one of those track to contain vocals for the brief periods of time throughout the track. Their presents being known, along with the music in the backdrop, made for the track to be entertaining yet nice. Its combination of the two at hand, making it be a very easy listening type of experience, it being just that an experience as a wholesome truth. There were a number of other tracks to come off this release that made it hard to pick out which were worth mentioning, so to keep it short yet simple, the remainder of the material to come from this album, would be better put as, quite decent, each track being a variety at best. Each having its own essence that kept the music of each other's track more unique yet catching that you take it in and really like it in the long run.

Overall the album that is "The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon", by Noah Archangel and the Band of the Hawk, is a solid round three of pieces, that will be well preserved, keeping the material well mixed, as it be served fresh, when listening each and every time through and through.

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PaperChaserDot.com

NEW ALBUM RELEASE: Check Out Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk's "The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon" Project

 

Noah Archangel returns with is 3rd installment of his instrumental series, The Maschine Wars. This years will be named Songs of Solomon. The style is more classic then the EDM style from ExitUs in 2016. Featuring the fiery single Black Lotus.

A mix of instrumental creations, with a few slayed by dope lyricists, adds to the difference of overall format in "The Maschine Wars."  Noah brings a boom bap feel with this group of beats, while adding a next level flavor in melodies. The Band of the Hawk has always moved independently and always brought an original feel to their sound and presentation. And Noah Archangel gives hip hop lyricists everywhere a chance to broaden their barriers and level up lyrically. because with a Noah Archangel production behind you, you can't help but go a level or two up with your writing and creative content.

Noah's Maschine Wars always pushes the boundaries of genre and style. With great lines from classic movies and influencers, Songs of Solomon will surely be his most accessible Maschine Wars to date. Featuring verses from The Band of the Hawk's best, Yeaux Majesty, STX, and Juskwam.

 

CLICK HERE to Check Out Noah Archangel's "The Mashine Wars: Songs o...

 

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Houey Freeman – Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)

Houey Freeman’s kaleidoscopic flow feels downright visceral on the mystical grooves of “Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)”. Rhythms have a driving quality to them, courtesy of the luxurious bass and crisp percussion. Melodies linger about with a dreamy element to them keeping things light and airy, exploring space with the utmost of care. Perfectly tying together hip hop, ambient, and pop into a satisfying whole with an atmosphere that simply swirls about with such majesty. Requiring a great deal of volume, the piece deserves to be felt as much as heard.

 

Things start up with the unique melody from which all else flows. From there everything else comea right into view. Right at the center of the entire track comes the impeccable flows, which represent a certain level of intensity. Layer upon layer of sound is added with the utmost of care, as the piece grows in terms of complexity. Snippets of a life lived to the fullest come in and out of focus, as the entire piece meditates about the world. Evolution of the groove and the melody happens with such subtle grace that it becomes doubly impressive how Houey Freeman does it with such ease. By the final stretch of the track Houey Freeman allows everything else to drop out, leaving only the vocals giving it a warm, communal close.

 

“Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)” shows off the undeniable chops of Houey Freeman as his lyrics are thoughtful, full of insight and recalling the stream of consciousness narrative that takes hold.

The Indie Music Artist

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Review - The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon by Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk


"Noah Archangel returns with is 3rd installment of his instrumental series, The Maschine Wars. This years will be named Songs of Solomon. The style is more classic then the EDM style from ExitUs in 2016. Featuring the fiery single Black Lotus.

Noah's Maschine Wars always pushes the boundaries of genre and style. With great lines from classic movies and influencers, Songs of Solomon will surely be his most accessible Maschine Wars to date. Featuring verses from The Band of the Hawk's best, Yeaux Majesty, STX, and Juskwam."

This is per the Notes on The Band of the Hawk website

The album starts off with "Old Gods And The New," an intro that more or less confirms that great lines from classic movies and influencers are used. An intro of this nature not only gives you the feeling that you're in for a unique hip hop experience, but you're going to have feelings of nostalgia as well.

"Jamtiquity" is an instrumental that has a nice R&B feel to it. A singer, preferably a female singer/songstress would sound great over this beat. "Blade Runner 2011" is a name that will grab a Blade Runner fan's attention just from the title by itself. Aside from the nostalgic feel from the name, this is an instrumental that can remind you of an instrumental from a video game. That in and of itself can take a person back to the days of Nintendo and Sega Genesis. The instrumental "Wendy & Lisa" does the same thing as well. 

"Kundalini" has sharp lyrical darts being throw all over a real low-key , minimalistic type of beat. These darts are being thrown by Yeaux Majesty, a member of the group, The Band of the Hawk. The way he flexes on this track, it's obvious that he is lyrically gifted and he takes his pen game seriously. 

"Down The Rabbit Hole" is awesome from start to finish the way it flips the Dionne Warwick "Walk On By" sample. It was done in such a creative way that whoever is lucky enough to rap over this beat would need to really do this beat some justice. It would be an injustice to not have great bars over such a great beat. A rapper who is subpar or flat out wack shouldn't even entertain trying to rap over this beat. "Moo View" is definitely a different type of beat. It borrows from the Blackbox song "Gonna Make You Sweat" and brings you back to a time where house music dominated the airwaves. "Transgressions of Trismegistus" has a well-played piano sound/sample throughout and seems to be the type of beat that would make you want to go down memory lane. Whoever raps over this track would need to reminisce about the good 'ol days. "Pillow Talk" has a late 80's R&B/pop feel to it while "Rogue 777" is more on the grungy underground hip hop side.

"Nebuchenezzar" is a track where rapper, Juskwam gets busy with a stop-and-go type of flow. His cadence is unique the way he approaches the beat. At 2 minutes and 21 seconds, the track is short, but still worth a listen.

The instrumentals continue to come relentlessly with instrumentals like "Intermission" (having an outerspace, otherworldly sound), "Those. Hoes. Over. There." (the instrumental title has a good play on words with the acronym for one of today's popular slang terms, "thot" while having a sample that possibly sounds like Tina Marie singing), and "The Watchmen" (minimalist beat with a hollow inside of a cave/tunnel sound).

"Curses" and "No Fools" features STX. "Curses" is just an instrumental without him rapping while "No Fools" has him rapping over the instrumental. "No Fools" is very short, succinct and straight to the point with both the instrumental and bars.

"Jus Enuff" has a beautifully blended sample of Levert from the New Jack City movie and soundtrack. You can hear where they sing "just enough" and the way their harmonization is blended smoothly into the instrumental. "The Macknificent Breath," and "Miles Head" keeps the flow of straight instrumentals going while "Fall 4 Nuttin" gives you a break with some effortless rapping taking place on the track. "Dievergent" is a synth-heavy instrumental that is well-placed towards the end of this project as a closer type of track.

Speaking of the end of this project, "Black Lotus" is the very last track. Yeaux Majesty along with Juskwam are back for this go-round. Yeaux Majesty takes care of the rapping duties while Juskwam handles the hook. This track sounds like a signature Band of the Hawk song, vivid raps full of colorful punchlines and metaphors throughout. After listening to this project, I've come to the conclusion that Noah's Maschine Wars definitely did push the boundaries of genre and style. This isn't your typical hip hop project, especially the ones coming out nowadays. If you need something refreshing to listen to, this album would be it.

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NEW AUDIO RELEASE: Check Out Houey Freeman's 'Dirty Dollars Reloaded' ft. Breeze,Yeaux Majesty, Noah Archangel & J Hope

 

The Band of the Hawk & Houey Freeman, the young and stylish Hip Hop producer formerly known as Ash Ra, drops his first single DIRTY DOLLARS (RELOADED) from the upcoming LP GODBODY JONES. With some crooning from collaborator J Hope. 

This single is the perfect sample of what is to come from Houey Freeman's debut album, Godbody Jones. Self produced and with bars included, Dirty Dollars features Breeze (Grynd Seazon), Yeaux Majesty & Noah Archangel (The Band of the Hawk). Htown's finest example of lyrical skill with that bass feel. Each artist chops through the beat with melodic performance and perfect rhythm. The outcome is a dose of talent Hip Hop has heard in a while. Bar for bar this is classic material. And the constant change in skillful delivery shows you The Band of the Hawk is a lyrical force to be reckoned with. Check the track out today.

 

CLICK HERE to Listen To "Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)

 

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NEW AUDIO RELEASE: Check Out Houey Freeman's 'Dirty Dollars Reloaded' ft. Breeze,Yeaux Majesty, Noah Archangel & J Hope

 

The Band of the Hawk & Houey Freeman, the young and stylish Hip Hop producer formerly known as Ash Ra, drops his first single DIRTY DOLLARS (RELOADED) from the upcoming LP GODBODY JONES. With some crooning from collaborator J Hope. 

This single is the perfect sample of what is to come from Houey Freeman's debut album, Godbody Jones. Self produced and with bars included, Dirty Dollars features Breeze (Grynd Seazon), Yeaux Majesty & Noah Archangel (The Band of the Hawk). Htown's finest example of lyrical skill with that bass feel. Each artist chops through the beat with melodic performance and perfect rhythm. The outcome is a dose of talent Hip Hop has heard in a while. Bar for bar this is classic material. And the constant change in skillful delivery shows you The Band of the Hawk is a lyrical force to be reckoned with. Check the track out today.

 

CLICK HERE to Listen To "Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)

 

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The Ratings Game

Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk – The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon (Album Review)

There is no doubt in my mind that this Band of The Hawk crew has some of the best spitters in the game! I feel like they bring this veteran style to modern day rap music that cannot be ignored at all. Well this time around, the group gives us an album full of hot instrumentals, reminding us how important the production is to what they do as a whole. 


TOP 5

 

5. NO FOOLS

On ‘No Fools’, all you get are bars, as STX raps in this sly way that has him sounding like he’s simply speaking some real s–t to his listeners. I love the cypher like vibe of the beat, and love STX willingness to let his strong Southern accent glow!

 

4. CURSES

‘Curses’ is that instrumental that will remind you of those chill Saturday Mornings when you were a kid in which your mother is cooking breakfast in the morning for you while you sit back and watch cartoons. It just has this nostalgic feel to it, one that i think comes a live more and more throughout. When it comes down to it, it’s soulful music at its finest!

 

3. THOSE .HOES. OVER. THERE

Did you expect a song called ‘Those Hoes Over There’ to not be explosive?

‘Those.Hoes.Over.There’ really shows off the creativity in Noah Archangel’s sound. With the root of the beat having this vintage appeal to it, Noah lets this Foxy Brown like character sing a little, preach a little, and kill us with sass. I love how Noah allows the instrumental to be her slave in this whole ordeal, adjusting to her words while letting her black magic glow!

I feel like watching some Shaft after hearing this!
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2. FALL FOR NUTTIN

‘Fallin 4 Nuttin’ is a song that I think people will look past when they hear this album, but I think it’s an absolute gem! Yes it has a simple sounding beat, and both artists on the track do sound a bit dull vocally, but I think that’s the beauty of the track! It’s organic, and it shows us that the idea of love can actually be simplified. Call me crazy, but I really enjoy the approach!

 

1. BLACK LOTUS

An out of this world rap beat, tough bars, and an abundance of punchlines dominate ‘Black Lotus’.

Based off of the way each member raps on this song, you can tell there is this competitive nature that the crew has as a whole, which results in bars that stand out like Trump at a Black Lives Matter rally. At the same time, I can see this respect for each others artistry, as each member never steps on anyone’s toes throughout. All in all, everyone compliments each other well, and I love how all the members featured on this song has their own unique style of rapping. This is the definition of a rap collaboration to me!


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. OLD GODS AND THE NEW (4/5)

2. JAMITQUY (4/5)

3. BLADE RUNNER (4.1/5)

4. KUNDALINI (4.4/5)

5. WENDY AND LISA (4.3/5)

6. DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE (4.3/5)

7. MOO VIEW (3.9/5)

8. TRANSPRESSIONS OF TRISMEGISTUS

9. PILLOW T@LK (4.4/5)

10. ROGUE 777

11. NEBUCHENZZAR

12. INTERMISSION (4/5)

13. THOSE.HOES.OVER.THERE (4.5/5)

14. THE WATCHMEN (4.5/5)

15. CURSES (5/5)

16. NO FOOLS (5/5)

17. JUS ENUFF (4.3/5)

18. THE MAGNIFICENT BREATH (4.5/5)

19. MILES FOR HEAD (4/5)

20. FALL 4 NUTTIN’ (4.8/5)

21. DIEVERGENT (3.8/5)

22. BLACK LOTUS (5/5)


OVERALL RATING

8/10

 

The number one thing you get from this album is versatility. Noah Archangel continues to show his impressive ability to mix together a myriad of sounds, subsequently creating a body of work that invigorates many different emotions dislodged inside you. It literally feels like he pieces together a musical puzzle with this project, something that I think is really hard to do.

Aside from the impressive instrumentals that you get on this album are some really good features. As I stated in the intro, the Band of The Hawk really understands how to infuse this old school sound into the music of today, and that results in a great mixture of hip hop sounds spanning a few generations. If you are a fan of Hip Hop, you will love every single bar they spit.

As a hip hop fan, you cannot ask for anymore than what you got on ‘The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon’. The Band of The Hawk continues to remind us just how beautiful and pure rap music can be, something that I think can easily be forgotten if we only focus on the music that is out today.

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NEW AUDIO RELEASE: Check Out Houey Freeman's 'Dirty Dollars Reloaded' ft. Breeze,Yeaux Majesty, Noah Archangel & J Hope

 

The Band of the Hawk & Houey Freeman, the young and stylish Hip Hop producer formerly known as Ash Ra, drops his first single DIRTY DOLLARS (RELOADED) from the upcoming LP GODBODY JONES. With some crooning from collaborator J Hope. 

This single is the perfect sample of what is to come from Houey Freeman's debut album, Godbody Jones. Self produced and with bars included, Dirty Dollars features Breeze (Grynd Seazon), Yeaux Majesty & Noah Archangel (The Band of the Hawk). Htown's finest example of lyrical skill with that bass feel. Each artist chops through the beat with melodic performance and perfect rhythm. The outcome is a dose of talent Hip Hop has heard in a while. Bar for bar this is classic material. And the constant change in skillful delivery shows you The Band of the Hawk is a lyrical force to be reckoned with. Check the track out today.

 

CLICK HERE to Listen To "Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)

 

Keep Up With Future Moves From These Artists @

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The Band of the Hawk Unleash Instrumental Album, Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon

Band of the Hawk-Maschine Wars Songs of Solomon

Hip Hop heads are going to love the new instrumental album from The Band of the HawkThe Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon.

The Band of the Hawk consists of Noah Archangel, King aka Yeaux Majest, Ash Ra aka Houey Freeman fka Ashtonomics, P.Ey3, Grynd Seazon and Juskwam.

The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon is the third release from Noah Archangel’s instrumental series, The Maschine WarsSongs of Solomon is the follow up to 2016’s ExitUs which dips into EDM a bit more than the classic, bangin’ Hip Hop found in this new release.

Stretching the boundaries of genre blending as true, honest Hip Hop always does, The Band of the Hawk have delivered an excellent, cinematic album you can turn, turn up and simply vibe out to; or exercise, do housework, or what have you.

You can listen to the full length album on The Band of the Hawk’s official website.

You can connect directly with this group of talented creators on FB or Twitter.

Dancing About Architecture

Dirty Dollars Reloaded, ft. Breeze,Yeaux Majesty, Noah Archangel & J Hope – Houey Freeman (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

image1 (1)Southern hip-hop collective Band of The Hawk is back with a new slice of their unique blend of urban cool. Dirty Dollars Reloaded displays their usual confident and complex raps, crossing vocalist one minute, harmonising the next, a mix of smoothness and dexterous tangents all set to chilled, hypnotic grooves, a trippy-trap percussive vibe and meandering synth washes. The biggest problem facing them is not that their music isn’t great, it is, but rather that so many artists are absorbing the sound of collectives like them and creating a scene of copycats. When so many artists are fighting for the same territory, it is easy to forget who claimed it first.

As a calling card for Houey Freeman’s forthcoming LP Godbody Jones it is a teasing and tantalising proposition, a window into a world where old school swagger collides with modern sophistication and a worthy addition to the Band of The Hawk related music stall. I just hope that with so many artists wilful plundering the sounds and styles, ideals and imaginations of fellow creatives and unique innovators, that Band of The Hawk and all of its associates get their musical day in the sun before some cynical wannabe with more label funds and less ethics gets there first.

Rap or Die

NEW ALBUM RELEASE: Check Out Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk's "The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon" Project

 

Noah Archangel returns with is 3rd installment of his instrumental series, The Maschine Wars. This years will be named Songs of Solomon. The style is more classic then the EDM style from ExitUs in 2016. Featuring the fiery single Black Lotus.

A mix of instrumental creations, with a few slayed by dope lyricists, adds to the difference of overall format in "The Maschine Wars."  Noah brings a boom bap feel with this group of beats, while adding a next level flavor in melodies. The Band of the Hawk has always moved independently and always brought an original feel to their sound and presentation. And Noah Archangel gives hip hop lyricists everywhere a chance to broaden their barriers and level up lyrically. because with a Noah Archangel production behind you, you can't help but go a level or two up with your writing and creative content.

Noah's Maschine Wars always pushes the boundaries of genre and style. With great lines from classic movies and influencers, Songs of Solomon will surely be his most accessible Maschine Wars to date. Featuring verses from The Band of the Hawk's best, Yeaux Majesty, STX, and Juskwam.

 

CLICK HERE to Check Out Noah Archangel's "The Mashine Wars: Songs o...

 

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NEW ALBUM RELEASE: Check Out Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk's "The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon" Project

 

Noah Archangel returns with is 3rd installment of his instrumental series, The Maschine Wars. This years will be named Songs of Solomon. The style is more classic then the EDM style from ExitUs in 2016. Featuring the fiery single Black Lotus.

A mix of instrumental creations, with a few slayed by dope lyricists, adds to the difference of overall format in "The Maschine Wars."  Noah brings a boom bap feel with this group of beats, while adding a next level flavor in melodies. The Band of the Hawk has always moved independently and always brought an original feel to their sound and presentation. And Noah Archangel gives hip hop lyricists everywhere a chance to broaden their barriers and level up lyrically. because with a Noah Archangel production behind you, you can't help but go a level or two up with your writing and creative content.

Noah's Maschine Wars always pushes the boundaries of genre and style. With great lines from classic movies and influencers, Songs of Solomon will surely be his most accessible Maschine Wars to date. Featuring verses from The Band of the Hawk's best, Yeaux Majesty, STX, and Juskwam.

 

CLICK HERE to Check Out Noah Archangel's "The Mashine Wars: Songs o...

 

Keep Up With The Band of the Hawk Movement @

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From the album The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon, this opening track is a massively complex and creative piece of music that grabs your attention from the offset and refuses to let go of it for the extent of the experience. At first the beat appears as a fairly classic, perhaps familiar hip-hop venture. Soon enough, the entire track erupts into this movie-like moment of epic drama and intensity. The beat becomes a soundscape, the rhythm becomes a story, the cinematic samples and overall energy surround you in a powerful way, blowing any and all expectations right out of the water.

Whatever you may have been expecting or attempting to predict about this creative instrumental project, you’re like to be way off the mark. What unfolds before you is a weighty and emotional journey through audio, the sort that seems as if it were constructed by a mass orchestra of musicians and minds. The production on the project is beautiful, this means that from the delicate and reflective, right through to the heavy and familiar and passionate, the sound is crisp and mighty and effective.

The producer toys with your awareness of the content, teetering occasionally into comforting and familiar territories, before swiftly striking back again into the land of the unknown. It’s a huge sound, relentless in its approach to creativity but not in an overwhelming or inaccessible way. You feel part of this, the experience includes you, it moves you – sweeps you off your feet even. Consider the fact that music is, for most of us, the absolute God of escapism. This type of soundtrack encapsulates that concept and provides the relevant experience at all times.

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Houey Freeman – Dirty Dollars Reloaded (Ft. Breeze,Yeaux Majesty, Noah Archangel & J Hope) (Review & Stream)

Houey Freeman and the rest of the Band of the Hawk members absolutely shine in the infectious ‘Dirty Dollars Reloaded’.


Over this smooth yet trill instrumental, each member lets loose on the beat, combining fantastic wordplay with some pretty dope punchlines. The cherry on top is the flows they use, as they mimic some of our favorites while utilizing some of their own.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like the art of rap is easy to these guys, because in this song they effortlessly drop some of the best bars you would hear in hip hop today. Make sure you checkout the track HERE

 

OVERALL RATING (5/5)

 

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HOUEY FREEMAN – DIRTY DOLLARS (RELOADED)

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The Band of the Hawk and Houey Freeman, (a Hip Hop producer formerly known as Ash Ra,) have released a debut single Dirty Dollars (Reloaded.) It’s a collaborative effort which features several artists: Breeze, Yeaux Majesty, Noah Archangel and J Hope. This single is set to appear on an upcoming LP titled Godbody Jones.

The synth backing on Dirty Dollars (Reloaded.) gives it a kind of dreamy cerebral quality. The rappers on this track are stellar, with on point timing and a flow that never seems awkward. Even with multiple voices and personalities, the song stays the course and doesn’t go all schizophrenic. There are also some memorable choice lines such as “Like my whip clean when I’m riding dirty.” This song is more proof of the budding new hip hop scene that is rising out of these young collective efforts.

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Houey Freeman
Dirty Dollars Reloaded (Feat. Breeze,Yeaux Majesty, Noah Archangel & J Hope)

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This debut single from Houey Freeman is about as high caliber as hip hop can be. The performances throughout are on point, characterful and refreshingly new sounding, as well as offering up a story line and series of clever lyrics that have you hanging on every word. The opening verse is fire, the sound of the voice has this confident yet mellow feeling of certainty to it, exactly the kind of performance hip hop fans are often drawn to as it sounds reliable, believable, genuine, and as if this authentically what the artist is meant to be doing. Nothing about the track is forced, it sounds powerful, the beat has the simplicity of classic hip hop – the rhythm and progression work well, the performances and concept are where the main strengths lie, though the added benefit in this case is a fairly infectious, distinctly memorable and melodic hook section.

The first time you listen, you instantly appreciate the skill, the effort and precision that has gone into the recording. The second time you listen – you’re glad to hear the now familiar sound of that opening performance and each and every one that follows therein. The track features plenty of variation, but it’s not over the top – the consistency remains present for long enough that you can get into each character and what they have to offer. The evolution helps keep things structurally interesting, and it gives off a general feeling of togetherness – the team vibe works well under this kind of spotlight.

Production wise the track has been approached in the perfect way. Everything sounds crisp and yet there’s a contrasting smoothness to the overall movement and flow – you can listen loud, in essence, and that’s important. Great track, really impressive.

Listen to the track over at Band Of The Hawk.

SNV Life

THE BAND OF THE HAWK BRINGING BACK OL SCHOOL HIPHOP

 

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Yes back at it once again and looks like The Band Of The Hawk is a group that we all love to listen to.  Now, this is not their first time here and I would like to say last time we posted about them the fans really liked the music.  This time around they still have the bars for days and bring that old school hip-hop feel to the scene.  They even did a remake of an old-school classic shown below.

So what is next for these guys?  Well, we will have to see.  From the looks of it they seem to be heading in the right direction.  The overall rating they received last time was a B+ and seems as if they maintained that same edge.  We will try to push for an interview and have none other than DJ ALtra interview them.  On this music video of Grynd Seazon – Meditation they all used great lyrics and the flow is perfect.  The video comes in with a little more than 3 minutes long and is packed with great content.  The back and forth flow is amazing.  So as for this song we give it a grade of a B+.

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The Band of the Hawk, the mercenary company known as DEF on the battlefield, are a spacious affair: all looped menace and blunted minutiae, not unlike early RZA productions if Mr. Diggs had been raised in Houston’s Fifth Ward worshipping 90’s hood flicks more than kung fu cinema and stuck in a Mario Brothers maze.  These early efforts have since been re-absorbed, shoving way towards the Hawks’ penchants for texture over bombast, interpretation over definition.  The current line-up of the Hawks: Noah Archangel, King aka Yeaux Majesty, Ash Ra aka Houey Freeman fka Ashtonomics, P.Ey3, Grynd Seazon, and Juskwam – succeeds in meeting the audience’s current expectation from a hip-hop group.  Each personality is equally present and distinguishable from track to track, regardless of preferred artistic attack.  Whether Noah raps or produces, or King spits coolness on the mic first or last, listeners know the unmistakable stew that is the Band of the Hawk.

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Single Review: Houey Freeman - 'Dirty Dollars Reloaded'

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With hip-hop music sensation alluring the musical world in recent times, many talented musical artists are gaining immense popularity with their innovative compositions. One such artist is Houey Freeman aka Ash Ra who has retained his extreme potential and released his debut single 'Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)' from his soon to be released long play 賎odbody Jones'. The song also features Breeze (Grynd Seazon), Noah Archangel and Yeaux Majesty from the popular hip-hop group 禅he Band Of The Hawk' and JHope which involuntarily leads the song into the charisma of dramatic heights. 

Formerly known as Ash Ra, the hip-hop producer Houey Freeman changed his name and fluently adopted the identity of a soulful singer with his new single 船irty Dollars(Reloaded)' among the other interesting tracks from his upcoming album 賎odbody Jones'. In this particular song, we get to hear Houey with his highly intense vocals for the very first time. 

Song link: http://bandofthehawk.com/tracks/a/dirty_dollars_reloaded

Crafted in the typical hip-hop style this song gives the finest quality of rapping sections collaborated with a strong instrumental backdrop as Freeman takes a gentle sound trip from a smooth slithering musical note to a groovy beating fun song. The whole ambiance of the song is created right with the prelude note before Freeman takes a complete control over the initial lyrics of the song. 

Accompanied by the other famous legends this song takes a special lift with its unusual pattern of melodies and amazingly unique pacing. The special flavor of occasional high and slow patterns harmonies keeps the song interesting and engaging for its listeners. 

Freeman has surely proven his ingenious musical talent the way he has incredibly maintained the varied tone of the song. Beginning with a strong and intense prelude, the song takes a smooth slow turn into the deep pulsating beats which decently catches the special rhythmic rapping course. The recording team surely showed genuine talent and maintained the quality. The voice quality during the rapping sections is clear and impressive. 

The lyrics of the song are simple yet leave a deep impact on the overall audience. Once someone has heard this song it would be really difficult for him to immediately stop the impetuous feeling that the words bring. 

Freeman has undoubtedly dedicated every ounce of his talent to this beautiful collection of hip-hop musical creations which is clearly understood from this particular single from the album. 然eleasing Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)' as a single is an excellent step in inculcating his audience before the whole album gets to them. The song itself implants an expectation that could take the hip-hop genre of music by fire.

With his ingenious innovative composition, Freeman has surely taken every step necessary to charm his audience with his debut single. This song has every capability to melt the strongest of heart and groove his audience with its amusing melodious background instrumental engagement. Spreading multiple flavors this single is sure to lure many music lovers to rejoice and groove with this particular fun song. 

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9/10 Stars

-Evan Sanders

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Album Review: Noah Archangel & The Band Of The Hawk - 'The Maschine Wars: Songs Of Solomon'

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Noah Archangel is renowned for his innovative melodies in the world of hip-hop music. With many popular tracks in his pocket, Noah has recently come back with his third released collection of varied instrumental melodious harmony which is named as ‘The Maschine Wars: Song of the Solomon.’

Noah Archangel was formerly known by the name MC Grazzhopper when he had started his career with the Mcing underground drum and bass show. Later inspired by a friend’s music generator game, Grazzhopper changed his complete identity and became Noah Archangel, the producer and started collaborating with the students of Jackson State University in Mississippi. 

Later during college, he started learning the various lessons of sound and beat mixing. Finally, in 2013, he moved to Texas and coordinated with some like-minded friends and partners to mastermind his original project, ‘The Band Of the Hawk' with his special Underground pyramid crew.

Releasing for the three successive years this instrumental association is collectively released in a single long album which illustrates another unconventional idea from Noah. It is through his imagination and passion for creative music that he has crafted and selected the tracks individually.

The album comprises of twenty-two amazing instrumental formulation by the artist and special team of talented musicians. Beginning with the instrumental harmony of the ‘Old God and The New', the album also features the music of the famous lively single ‘Black Lotus' among its other gems.

The album clearly depicts hip-hop music isn't only about classical rapping sections but also the digital musical harmonies associated with it. The album comprises of a variety of melodious harmonies with varied musical tracks. Coupled with tracks like Jamtiquity, Bladerunner 2017, Kundalini which features Yeaux Majesty and Nebuchenezzar features Juskwam, the album is a sheer composition of the sharpest musical gems of all times.

Noah has given classical style armor to the songs in this album contradicting the EDM style in the earlier album in 2016. With undying efforts from the team members of the Band Of the Hawk, Noah has successfully accomplished his position among his huge fan following.

The varied instrumental mashup merged with the sharp and soothing background vocals, every single track in the album is sure to evoke a calmness even to the most disturbed mind. The album clearly shows the dedication and passion that Noah Archangel has incorporated in the making of this collective digital instrumental symphony. He evidently proves words aren’t always necessary to convey one’s thoughts and desire. 

The albums also cover amazingly crafted tracks like ‘Macknificent Breath,' ‘Miles Ahead,' ‘Dievergent' and finally ends with the most famous and inspiring one, ‘Black Lotus' featuring Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam, and DJ.

A fierce and strong end with the soulful track, Black Lotus leaves a positive intensity into the otherwise mesmerizing ambiance. It is really difficult to silently listen to this stream of heart-touching melodious harmony as it glides through the fusion of varied musical euphony. Noah Archangel has effectively crafted his name among those legendary hip-hop musicians who are able to craft a charismatic flavor with nothing but his intense passion and vast knowledge of musical notes.

9/10 Stars

-John Sanders

TunedLoud.com

NOAH ARCHANGEL & THE BAND OF THE HAWK – “THE MASCHINE WARS: SONGS OF SOLOMON”

“The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon” is a journey more complex and original, yet more accessible than anything Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk may have released...

“The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon” is a journey more complex and original, yet more accessible than anything Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk may have released before it. The fact that it exists at all is testament to the project’s perseverance, raw talent, and prophetic direction with which Noah Archangel, King Aka Yeaux Majesty, Ash Ra Aka Houey Freeman Fka Ashtonomics, P.ey3, Grynd Seazon, and Juskwam steer the good ship Band of the Hawk aka BOHUP, to the richest musical waters; plucking out those worth bringing along on their musical voyage and creating records greater than the sum of their parts. In terms of perfection of a sound it’s hard to imagine that “Songs of Solomon” could do much more. Everything you could want in electronic-based urban music is here with equal amounts of hip-hop and cinematic orchestrations thrown in for good measure. This is an album that perfects a certain style of music.

“The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon” draws its strength from consistency and its fluid track list, notwithstanding its mammoth 22 song duration. The emotional power the record manages to achieve when in reality it is a sequence of luscious electronic beats, sprinkled with raps, is perhaps what is most impressive.

Time will tell if this is a definitive moment for the project, but at this point it seems the realm of electronic and urban music is open for Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk to be part of the next big visionaries of their genre.

The album is dense with fresh ideas which battle for elbowroom every few beats, impatiently vying for your attention, before launching each track on another unexpected tangent. It’s testament to how good the vast majority of the ideas are that the whole thing doesn’t buckle beneath the weight of its own creativity.

Armed with such an agenda, Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawkattempt to pull “The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon” apart, treating string laden flashes, bass booming and beat-driven percussion as landmarks in their hyper-lucid vista of hard bop and cinematic-laden ambiance.

From the theatrical black hole of the opener “Old Gods and the New” to the percussive monothematic onslaught of “Wendy & Lisa”, through to the piano-driven musical epiphany of “Transpressions of Trismegistus”, or the soulfully sampled soliloquy “Those.hoes.over.there.”, Noah Archangel attempts to redesign the urban album; experimental but conventional, seemingly improvisational but well thought-out, and preoccupied with achieving its vanguard. Which it does.

“The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon”, therefore operates as one whole thematic piece, but with each track serving as a parcel really capable of existing outside of this medium if it has to. As the album moves through various sections and suites, it can create jarring transitions – brief passages of reflection that beg for more listening.

In particular tracks such as: “Kundalini (feat. Yeaux Majesty)”, “Nebuchenezzar (feat. Juskwam)”, “No Fools (feat. Stx)” and the single “Black Lotus (feat. Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam & DJ Thruvo)”, needs your attention, being lyrically driven.

With a plethora of feelings crammed into mere moments on each track, “The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon” makes for some serious listening, both in tone and execution. It’s a defining work – a mark of excellence!

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Houey Freeman – “Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)”

Hip-Hop producer Houey Freeman, formerly known as Ash RA, drops his new single “Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)” and it’s a HOT one! This track also features: The Band of the Hawk (Breeze, Yeaux Majesty, Noah Archangel) & J Hope and together they are tearin’ the roof off the damn thing. “Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)” is just a little taste of what’s to come with Houey Freeman’s debut LP, ‘Godbody Jones’, on the way and the hype is already in full effect.

Song link: http://bandofthehawk.com/tracks/a/dirty_dollars_reloaded

Right off the bat I hear a real, slick rhyme flow and bangin’ beats that bounce. It’s all about the freestyle here as Houey Freeman & company are makin’ it rain on the mic. “Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)” is a slammin’ mix that had me constantly movin’ & swayin’ with my headphones on. The rap style is smooth and “Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)” is just straight fire. Houey Freeman and The Band of the Hawk are not messing around on this track as I was in the zone and diggin’ the overall sound & delivery. I can’t wait to hear the upcoming album from Houey Freeman because “Dirty Dollars (Reloaded)” is all that and a bag of chips and that’s a fact Jack!

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By Jimmy Rae (jrae2@att.net)

Skope Magazine

Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk – ‘The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon’

Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk are at it again pumping out tracks like madmen mercenaries as I’m starting to think these guys are some of the hardest working kats in the rap game today. Relentless with material, Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk deliver 22 fresh mixes and cool cuts that are off the chain. ‘The Maschine Wars’ is actually a third installment of an instrumental series and ‘Songs of Solomon’ is the latest creation.

Just like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dwelled in the sewers cuttin’ up pizzas, Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk are slicin’ & dicin’ the competition below the surface devouring any MCs that dare to step up. It’s no wonder that they are also known as BOHUP (Band of the Hawk Underground) because the sound is straight from the underground. The listener will have a wide spectrum of styles to eat up here like classic lines from movies and songs. I heard an old-school flavor on many of the tracks but also picked up on an element of surprise & intrigue throughout like on “Macknificent Breath” that has a whole Freddy vs. Jason theme going on. Then, get ready to grab your controllers as the Master Blasters attack the enemies with funky, fresh shots of super, slick audio on “Rogue 777” and “Divergent”. Feels like these particular tracks could be perfect soundtracks to video games with the fun and adventurous tone. BOHUP ends on a Fierce and Furious note with “Black Lotus” (Featuring Yeaux Majesty) that has blazing, HOT beats & rhymes.

LP link: http://bandofthehawk.com/tracks/a/the_maschine_wars:_songs_of_solomon

Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk are manipulating sound with such finesse and ease on this 22-track and it will put some extra bounce in your step for sure. ‘The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon’ is bringing out the heavy artillery onto the hip-hop battlefield where the BOHUP crew is firing away and standing tall. In the end, I would say that they won the fight because these Dope Sound Soldiers keep bringin’ the explosive noize and never quit!

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By Jimmy Rae (jrae2@att.net)