(Sounds like: mndsgn,OhBliv, knxwledge, MF Doom, Talib Kweli, Bishop Nehru, Nas, The Doppelgangaz)
Indefinite is a 14-track collaborative album featuring music by Ewonee thee Beatnik of New York, and rhymes by Stanley Ipkuss of Berkeley, California. This album stylistically pays homage to the Golden Age of Hip-Hop while experimenting with warm audible subtleties.
Ipkuss is a young canny emcee with a raspy voice and an introspective state of mind who uses a laid back, multisyllabic flow to pay tribute to graffiti art, skating, smoking and other happy elements associated with the thriving underground subculture of the Bay Area.
Whether he’s reminiscing on his early days as a graffiti writer, describing a reunion with an old friend who succumbed to the Bay Area’s fast life, or making the most of a night being stranded in the city, Ipkuss adopts the persona of a lurker – an old soul who likes to stay in the shadows, observe his surroundings and relish in the moment.
These stories are conveyed against the backdrop of rhythms produced by Ewonee thee Beatnik, an up and coming beatsmith in New York City’s prospering beat scene, who tends to use lo-fi classical Jazzy loops accompanied with light percussion and interesting side-chaining aesthetics to yield a tranquil, meditative sound that still brings the thump that’s integral to most Hip-Hop.
The music ranges from having a nostalgic 90’s-like Hip-Hop feel to being straight up anomalous. Both the lyrics and music fuse together nicely, as if Ipkuss and Ewonee didn’t grow up in the midst of opposite schools of Hip-Hop.
The features do justice over Ewonee’s beats as well, starting with the multi-talented emcee Bukue One of Oakland, CA, Del the Funky Homosapien’s former tour manager and a legendary graffiti artist, DJ, and skater, who joins Ipkuss on a track about the mysteries behind graffiti and the influence it has had on the Bay Area’s landscape.
Then there’s DooF, hailing from Richmond, VA, and well known for his complicated rhyme schemes accompanied with a conspicuous lisp that compliments his flow.
Danny Watts is a Houston emcee currently signed to New Zealand’s esteemed record label Cosmic Compositions.
LuzID, a Roots of Society Records signee, is an extremely talented rhyme-spitter who has been making a name for herself for the past couple of years in underground Hip-Hop circuits, performing on the “Cypher Effect” video (gaining over 30,000+ views), rocking shows all over northern California and all at the young age of 16.
Get the album from https://stanleyipkuss.com