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Origix and D.C.

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Origix and D.C. are a rap duo out of Detroit, Michigan.  For those who may not know who they are or how they got to this point I give you the bio:

 Since Origix and D.C. met in Jr. High School in September of 1993 their passion for hip hop music was undeniable; influenced by the golden era of Hip Hop, when Skills and variety where important, way before any Detroit Artist was known as a major player in the music industry. Origix & D.C. had to take matters into their own hands to participate in a culture they lived and believed in so much.  Forming a group together in 1995, they created albums on cassette tapes and mixes at home, also getting on-site experiences of marketing a record by selling tapes to friends throughout metro Detroit High Schools.  After graduation, the duo advanced to more professional studios, while gaining experience playing Midwest show dates they worked hard to secure funds to press and distribute their product. The two, known as dedicated fans and artists of Detroit music needed to find another outlet to get others and themselves heard by the masses.

In 2002  Origix & D.C. took a break from recording their own music, putting their focus into enrolling in a Radio program at 89.3 WHFR.FM at Henry Ford Community College, the only radio station in the Detroit area who gave them any kind of air time.  Taking the right steps and accomplishing the required courses to be a part of Whfr.fm staff they were given a time slot. It was now the time to let others hear the talent Origix & D.C. have supported for so long. On April 20th of 2002 The Zone Radio was born on the far end of the FM Dial in a time when commercial radio was changing even more drastically than before. Origix & D.C Felt like it was their calling and mission to expose what Real Hip Hop still is.  Guest’s on The Zone range from Talib Kweli, Cypress Hill, Yukmouth, Tech N9ne, The Kottonmouth Kings, Kid Cudi, Bizzy Bone, Slug of Atmosphere and Twizitid , Just to name a few. For Two hours every Monday night listeners are able to hear a new pay list of independent music, news, live performance and information about artist’s. Aside from being on air, The Zone has put on some legendary events around Michigan  With the demand and expansion of the Internet Origix & D.C. have established www.2raw4fm.com where they host uncut podcast mixes and rebroadcast their online Live Video show 2RAW4M on Psychopathic Records radio station Psychopathic Radio  worldwide the site serves as the home of anything their involved in.

In 2006 Origix & D.C. felt a void was missing in their life so they went back in the studio to record  their perceptive on the rap game.  Since The two childhood friends have seen a lot and came a long way, they feel they have something new to offer to Hip hop fan’s and youth of today with the knowledge they gained. So Origix & D.C. in 2009 released  “The Resume” an album that showcases the way they lay down rhymes and produce music. The Resume is a lyrical background check that provides proof these to veterans of Detroit hip hop still have what it takes to be relevant in today’s flooded talent pool. Since the release of The Resume Origix & D.C. has performed on stage with many other artists such as A.B.K., Blaze Ya Dead Homie , Potluck, Bizarre and many more as well as performing @ The Gathering Of Juggalos In 2012 the duo released “Work experience” an album that shows their growth as a artist and the direction they plan to take with future music.

Track listing
1.   Reformed Illtro

2.   Media Machine

3.   Lost Dreamz

4.   Pushin 30

5.   Take it Feat UGA

6.   The 24th Hour Feat Excel

7.   Refresh

8.   Traffic

9.   All the time Feat Gozza

10. Down River

 Track by track review and rating 

1.     Reformed Illtro:  Great beat to start the album.  This track gives us a good idea of the two artists and their different vocal styles. 8/10

2.     Media Machine:  A very busy beat with a lot of added sounds and fill-ins.  This is a very slow beat compared to the intro track and that hurts the overall vocals on the track. 6/10

3.     Lost Dreamz: The vocals on the track improve a lackluster beat.  Unfortunately the hook needed to be sung by someone else.  6/10

4.     Pushin 30: Overall a very good track.  The beat blends Rock and Rap very well.  The vocals add a lot to the track as a whole. 8/10

5.     Take it Feat UGA:  Another nice beat combining Rock and Rap.  The vocals work well against the beat.  The hook is very busy and takes away from the overall track.  7/10

6.     The 24th Hour Feat Excel:  One of the best all-around tracks on the album.  The vocals and hook work well over a beat that is very infectious. 9/10

7.     Refresh:  Great vocals add to a catchy and head bobbing beat.  Once again the hook needed a different singer. 7/10

8.     Traffic:  The vocals and hook compliment the old school beat very well.  A very enjoyable track to listen to.  8/10

 9.     All the time Feat Gozza:  A nice beat and good hook compliment the verses well.  Gozza absolutely kills his verse.  8/10

 10.   Down River:  Track has a killer intro into a very well designed beat.  The verses are well put together but the hook leaves the listener wanting more.  7/10

 Overall Album Rating:  7.5/10

 

Conclusion:  The intro track is a very good start to the cd but the next two tracks left me wanting more.  After that the album picked back up and by the end I found myself bobbing my head to the infectious beats.  A very nice effort for the duo.  Overall a very enjoyable CD.  I recommend if you haven’t heard it go pick it up and give it a few spins.

Favorite Tracks:

  1. The 24th Hour Feat Excel
  2. All the time Feat Gozza
  3. Pushin 30

Length:

  • 32 Minutes

Record Label:

  • 2Raw4Fm.com

Release Date:

  • 07/14/2012

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