PremRock just off a European tour (self-booked!) has teamed up with Willie Green again for their first release on Isolated Wax, when heard it's easy to see what made the label snatch these guys up. One thing I've always liked about PremRock is his humility and skill as an emcee, a very personable and VERY talented emcee teaming up with the talented beatsmith Willie Green is a formula that's nothing short of success. Thru out the album there's that type of Hip-Hop which breeds followers, while Prem does his thing Willie Green paints a canvas full of drums, colors and rhythms that flow naturally and head-nod inducing on every track. That "Had To Be Me" track featuring C-Rayz Walz and Soul Khan is grimey as shit and it's fantastic, that's just one track from this 11 track album that is full of fulfilling sounds. Same thing for "Kill Your Idols" which Prem flows about taking your own and hit the road to the right thing, love the beat as it reminds me of that 90's boom bap and 'Palo' music mixed together...WIN. An impressive list of features are also present and never take over the album, Has-Lo, Soul Khan, C-Rayz Walz, DJ Addikt, Mike Eagle, it still feels like Prem and Willie's album which is hard to see nowadays... they usually take over and the main artists become the featured!
A great start on Isolated Wax and as a Hip-Hop album, PremRock and Willie Green's effort is impressive to say the least. I would advise you to purchase this with no worries of money wasted, unless you like the radio Pop-Hop that is...
For a sample and free download, listen to "Diary of a Dreamer" below