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."
In what has to be one of the most recent cool concepts for a new project, PremRock will be releasing a Tom Waits inspired/re-imagining album entitled "Mark's Wild Years" and in his first single he pokes fun at our beloved consumerism. He rhymes fast and smart while hitting the economic slump/bump right in the jaw, making him the perfect Clark Stanley Elixir salesman in present times. The song samples Tom Waits thought provoking song by the same name 'Step Right Up', where the same jabs and jokes still exist today and maybe more-so. Check the track below and you can have it for a measly $Free.99! Looking forward to the rest of this project for sure.