5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: "The Kolexxxion": "I Took Tracks Other Well-Known Popular Emcees Didn't Want & Turned Them Into My Own Songs"
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 12:05AM
[With their new The Kolexxxion joint album finally on store shelves, rap veteran Freddie Foxxx gives you five reasons to cop his DJ Premier-laced new LP.]
1. A Different World
The first reason is because it's definitely different from anything that's out there. It's like when you listen to music nowadays, everybody's caught up in following the trends. I've never been one of those types of emcees that thought I wanted to follow a trend. I want to make my music different. In one sense I'm kind of glad people are doing that because I like to keep myself distant from the copycat music style of recording. In that sense, this is one of the reasons why you should cop the album.
2. You're All Welcome
The second reason is because it's something the fans have been asking for over a long period of time. They've been hitting me on all of the social networks and barbershops I've gone to saying me and DJ Premier should do an album together. So that was long before me and Premier really thought about it. We finally did it and are giving you a reason to go and get it.
3. It's Gettin' Hot In Here
The third reason is because it's hot. It's a hot album. When you have DJ Premier's beats and my vocals, you know it's a hot album. Premier's beats, to me, represent a New York sound. It's been a long time since somebody has tried to make a quality album full of New York music. There's been some good ones but this is something I think New York needs. For the people that need that New York boombap, this is it.
4. Lyricist's Lounge
Another reason is because it's been a long time since I got a chance to rock on a full-length album that people can focus on. A lot of people miss the lyrics and so a big reason why you should buy the album is because there's songs on here that force you to listen to the lyrics. I didn't put choruses on them and really try to be an emcee all over them. There are some records that force you to listen to the lyrics because you try to hold on and listen out for the chorus but it never comes on. You realize, "Oh, he said some things. I have to rewind that." So this album is really about bringing the emcee back to the forefront.
5. Step Your Game Up
The last reason would be because of the fact that I took tracks that other well-known, popular emcees didn't want to use and turned them into my own songs. So think about it possibly being Kanye West's record, Busta Rhymes' record, Jay-Z's record and I'm rapping over it. People may look at that as a bad thing but technically, it's a good thing because I don't like to overthink the music. The challenge of me having to take my skills to turn a track into something that people will like is a great thing for me. I don't like things too easy. Whenever it's too easy to do something, I lose interest.
You Decide. Will you purchase The Kolexxxion?
SOHH/The Kolexxxion Contest:
Want to have your own copy of the album? Here's what you gotta do:
2 - Beginning around 1 PM EST, check out SOHH's Twitter accounts for questions based on Freddie Foxxx's five reasons you should buy the album. Make sure when you answer the question, you include the hashtag #SOHHKolexxxion in your response. G'luck!