PremRock, Tom Waits and Hip-Hop... It Just Happened.
How things play out in life can be a little funny sometimes. Before I got notice of PremRock's Tom Waits re-imagining album I discussed the eclectic artist with a few people here, I tried to explain the sound or feeling you get when you hear a Tom Waits album. Needless to say it was pretty difficult without actually having a sit and listening, also answering the "what's wrong with this guy?" questions came and we laughed. Now enter PremRock... a well versed and traveling man of the Hip-Hop world, along with what I would think is a (underused) sample haven for beat makers and we have one hell of an interesting idea/album. When things could be a near suicidal (still great) or tv noise blaring atmosphere if left to Waits has taken an upbeat and highly enjoyable album that I can only wish Waits would enjoy as much as I did, PremRock's idea which might be his best yet bring the element of surprise and genuine interest that lacks in most present day releases. Retaining the Waits feel and adding a Hip-Hop touch was a great step, this re-imagining is filled with piano keys dancing around melodic beats and Premrock laying stories down as he does so well. There is a considerable amount of Hip-Hop out now that goes nowhere and follows some ghost movement that ends up dissipating as fast as it appears. Hope stays alive when you see a project that has some history to it and no weird hash tag team behind the music. I've been a fan of Premrock for a while and Tom Waits for a bit also, I can see a lot of work and love for music went into this. I stand 100% by this and repeat what Prem said himself "New Album Mark's Wild Years, get it."