Stream HANiF’s ’12 Inch Vinyls’ EP

blame it on Shake February 27, 2015

Before he hits the road with Pete Rock and Slum Village, Portland-to-Harlem transplant HANiF (fka Luck-One) releases his Golden Era-themed EP, 12 Inch Vinyls.

Comprised of 7 tracks, the 5th Sequence-produced, concept-driven project is a look into the emcee’s life. Says HANiF:

“It’s a concept album, reminiscent of the 1990s. I consider myself a craftsman and so I like to challenge myself.  The album is full of stories about coming up in the ‘90s and seminal points in my life. It’s a good introduction to who I am and it’s steeped in the foundations of hip-hop. The content matches the sonic aesthetic.”

“An artist, a painter, is supposed to work with negative space; As rappers, as wordsmiths, we have to rely solely on words. So if you keep relying on the same few words, you’re not challenging your audience to come into your world; you’re just painting the same picture over and over.”

Take a listen below and proceed to iTunes to support.

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