The Feeling of Flying is the debut album produced by Markis Precise. The Central-Cali crate-digger assembled a dream-team of MC’s, including features from Brother Ali, Elzhi, Fashawn, Strong Arm Steady, Ras Kass, Oddisee, The Grouch, Eligh, Zumbi, Gift of Gab, Sol, and Chuuwee. This list alone could be many underground hip-hop fans’ top ten MC lists, as Precise pulls some of the most consistent and lyrical rappers from every side of America’s compass.
Precise proves himself here as a master of finding infectious loops, as the whole project has a soulful cohesion that makes it a great soundtrack to cruise to. What makes the project transcend your average compilation tape is Precise’s attention to detail, as each track features live instrumentation, scratching, and often times an interlude or breakdown at the end. Each track features a summery beat to jam and nod your head to, while simultaneously, every rapper brings substance and storytelling to the tracks. The result is a refreshing blend of music that is as much food for the brain as it is for the soul. By the final title track, Brother Ali serves as your pilot, bringing you back down to earth just in time for you to realize that you were flying the whole time.
Respect Mag Premiere: http://respect-mag.com/2015/07/premier-markis-precise-the-feeling-of-flying
“Markis Precise enlists the help of some of the underground’s sharpest lyricists for his debut compilation, “The Feeling Of Flying.” The Fresno, CA producer’s creative inauguration is a 13-track exploration of lyricism, sound, and vivid storytelling that returns Hip-Hop to an organic state, blending new wave content with the idealogical foundation on which Hip-Hop was built.” – Respect Mag
“Last week, Sadistik & Kno of Cunninlynguists announced a joint project called Phantom Limbs. The project's first single, "To Be In Love," is now liberated, and it comes with a visual.” – 2DopeBoyz
Produced by Kno
Directed by Jason-Christopher Mayer
Director of Photography: Adam Eurich
Model: Angel Del Rey
Phantom Limbs is now available for pre-order at www.dirtydecibelsrecords.com
Zion I's song "Ride" made the NBA 2K16 Soundtrack which was released today on Spotify. Featuring playlists curated by DJ Premier, DJ Khaled, and DJ Mustard, the near 50 tracks on Spotify also include the "2K Classics Mixtape" where "Ride" is featured.
Listen to all the tracks on the NBA 2K16 Spotify playlist below ("Ride" is track #31).
Pre-order NBA 2K16 here: https://www.2k.com/nba2k16/preorder
A-Plus will be performing in Sacramento with Scarub at the Blue Lamp on August 9 and again in Alameda on August 29 at Return ov the Bboy at Rooster's Roadhouse! On both dates A-Plus will be joined by Knobody.