The album itself is an around the world audio tour of the Jewish Diaspora, as well as an in-depth exploration of Contemprary Jewish American experience and identity. Both fans and critics the world over were impressed and inspired by "Eprhyme's witty wordplay and barrier-breaking idealism" as well as the "top-notch production by Smoke of Oldominion whose beats blend rubbery basslines with traditional Yiddish klezmer riffs and Middle Eastern chants." (Wire Tap) Dopestylevsky, Eprhyme's sophomore solo album, was the first Hip Hop album to come out on K Records in over a decade. And it picks up right where Waywordwonderwill left off. Eprhyme's signature blend of storytelling, social commentary, literary references and intricate wordplay are again paired up with an epic electronic orchestra conducted by Smoke of Oldominion and a host of live musicians.
The result is an uncanny mix of live/acoustic instrumentation, heavily processed digital madness, and earth-bound cosmic lyricism that once again sharpens the cutting edge. This is bold new music that is both thought provoking and body rocking. Eprhyme has performed in major clubs, colleges and conferences worldwide with Hip Hop legends like KRS-ONE, Funkmaster Flex, Immortal Technique, Brother Ali and countless others- not too mention the myriad basements, protests, simchas and house parties that he's rocked. Eprhyme has also shared the stage with many award-winning Jewish artists such as Matisyahu, Frank London and Pharoah's Daughter- to name a few. And aside from all of his work as a solo artist, Eprhyme is also one-half of the Musical Midrash Project Darshan, which combines Hip Hop with Hebrew Chant, Folk-Rock with Electro-Pop and Love Poetry with Kabbalistic Psychology in a unique and organic weave of world wisdom traditions and modern musical styles. As an MC, Poet, Author and Cultural Critic Eprhyme is a well-versed tour guide who owes as much to Rebbe Nachman and Robert Anton Wilson as he does to John Coltrane and KRS-ONE. The lines have been blurred, genres forgotten, stereotypes seen through. The music speaks for itself.
All you gotta do is listen. Check out Eprhyme's new video, 'Life Sentence!' http://krecs.com/tag/dopestylevsky/ Artist's Website:http://www.eprhyme.com/ http://twitter.com/eprhyme http://www.facebook.com/eprhyme Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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