Just last weekend, the music industry's nearest and dearest darlings gathered together to celebrate each other's records, achievements and milestones. Whilst many of these guys and gals are deserving of their recognition, what is to be said for those who value the assignment more than the accolade?
On his third single since signing with Illect Recordings, Die-Rek carefully analyses the supposed importance of the "praises of men", the value it adds to our lives or the lack thereof. Even though the primate-like thump of the self-produced beat will make you do the Klingon Face™ immediately, the lyrical content is still intensely personal. Die-Rek's unique perspective on props from peers will require repeated listens for effective digestion. It's safe to assume that Die-Rek humbly accepts any renowned kudos, but he also knows that his legacy is greater than Earthly trinkets and his real treasures are stored in Heaven.
Praises Of Men is out now on Illect Recordings.
Written by Christopher Mitchell for Breaking Atoms.
released February 15, 2019
Beats & Rhymes: Die-Rek
Mixed by: Relic AKA Rel McCoy at The Reservoir Studio
Mastered by: Phil Demetro at Lacquer Channel, Toronto ON
Artwork by: Cream of Beats "Zackry Cephas"
Photography by: Charles Hankins IV
This album is supertight, Sean makes the sickest beats and Playdough's got the Illest flow!! If you like real hip-hop, your collection is not complete without it. Playdough won't waste your time rhyme'n bout the same old stuff, girls, money, material nonsense, he keeps it real!!! The combination of these two is raw & original, it doesn't sound like anybody else!! (Shaggy) Daniel Dunn