On Sept. 17, 2014, the Hip-Hop world was stricken with sorrow when the undeniably sad news spread that Earl Patrick Mcnease – better known in circles as Praverb The Wyse – had passed away.
Apart from being a talented emcee, Praverb, who was known to frequent the c-section of the DopeHouse quite often – was also widely regarded as an active advocate for the culture, a marketing genius and a passionate blogger with a penchant for only the realest music.
To keep his legacy intact, producer Soulmade, along with the help of Patrick’s wife Vanessa, culled through countless vocal recordings of his and also contacted a few emcees whom Praverb looked up to for a posthumous project. The result? A new album bearing the perfect name, The Legacy. Clocking in at 12 tracks, the LP features the likes of J-Live, Supastition & Kenn Starr.
After we heard about Patrick’s passing. Damian (Soulmade) decided to blow the dust off his virtual crates to reanimate some old vocal-recordings and compile a record that’ll keep Praverb’s musical legacy alive. He contacted some of Patricks companions and MCs he looked up to. Everyone of them joined the project to honour Praverb’s life and work. All tracks on this record were remixed and rearranged by Soulmade. After receiving the additional vocals of all featured artist, the final versions were put together and completed with some cut & scratches!
All of this is done with courtesy of Patrick’s wife Vanessa! Thank you so much for believing in this project! Also a big thanks to hhv.de for releasing the vinyl-pressing!
Listen to the M-Dot and Revalation-featured “Avergae Joe” below, and purchase the LP on vinyl via HHV.