5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: "On Solid Ground": "I've Got Everyone From Talib Kweli & Keith Murray To Pep Love & Wordsworth"

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 12:05AM

Written by SOHH for E-Train

[With the new On Solid Ground album finally available for purchase, hip-hop producer E-Train gives you his top five reasons to cop the long-awaited debut.]

1. Mass Appeal

The first reason I would say you should consider is the fact that it's a diverse album. You're going to get a little bit of everything. There are some tracks that are real smooth, hip-hop style tracks and then you have some which are really raw, they have the cuts and hard beats in them. I even have some R&B tracks on the album and so it has something on there for everybody. This project is very reflective of who I am. I listen to all types of music. I didn't think about how I wanted everything to sound and how many records would be on this, but rather I started making music that I liked and wanted to hear. So the whole process happened organically.

2. All In

The second reason is because there's a wide variety of artists featured on here. I've got over 15 artists featured on here and they range from local artists to people all over the country. I've got everyone from Talib Kweli and Keith Murray to Pep Love and Wordsworth on here. There's a lot of local Bay artists on here as well. The features are a big reason why you should consider buying the album.

3. Hi-Influences

The third reason is because there's not a lot of producer albums coming out right now. The fact this is really emphasizing the beats, it's kind of inspired by someone like Hi-Tek where there's a lot of focus on the sound.

4. Area Codes

The fourth reason is because I grew up on the East Coast and now I live out here in the West Coast. I've lived out here for seven years. So I think that gives me a unique perspective. Being bi-coastal, I have the perspective of someone from both sides. I think when you listen, you're going to hear a nice blend of everything.

5. The Realness

Lastly, I would say because I am a deejay first. I got my first set of turntables when I was sixteen years old so I think that really comes across throughout the whole entire album. You're hearing a lot of scratches and cuts. The cuts have really been missing from hip-hop lately so when you hear it on here, you're getting that true element of hip-hop back. I think that's very rare today and a reason why people can appreciate it.

You Decide. Will you purchase the new album?

To preview/buy On Solid Ground, just click here.

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