Trakwerk Bringing Hip
Hop Back to the Bronx
9/1/04 - LatinRapper.com / Trakwerk press release
From Trakwerk: You've just
moved another shipment for the cartel, you pop yet another
bottle of Cristal after parking your new Maybach next to
the Bentley, you realize that you have way too much ice
for any one person to wear….
You suddenly wake up from your nightmare/hallucination in a
cold sweat and realize that you've been fooled by the
tricknology of "commercial rap".
Bringing it back to the basics, in the spirit of authentic
Hip-Hop with meaning and purpose, TrakWerk is pleased to
announce its highly anticipated debut album "TrakWerk:
AFFILIATED". The album is a 21-track voyage of banging beats
and street prophetical lyrical flows. You won't find any
allusions to mansions, private jets or anything of the like.
Bronx based TrakWerk represents the true elements of Hip-Hop
in a time where the music and culture are being diluted and
destroyed from both internal and external forces.
The album features the Affiliated crew, consisting of Short
Fuze, DJ B4, Ed Tunes and Lex. Each of these artists/producers
are individual up and coming stars in their own right who have
come together under TrakWerk's Affiliated concept to put
together a collection of hits for a sub-culture of purists
with a vision for what Hip-Hop was founded on. This homegrown
collective is a refreshing alternative to the stale commercial
fabrication currently available in the mainstream media. The
album also features the vocal talents of budding artists,
X-Kid, Ms. Understood, Black Nick, Cap C and Machinon.
TrakWerk's sound is reminiscent of mid 90's Hip-Hop when the
beats and lyrics were real and raw. When Nas was Live at the
BBQ, when Wu were Gods and Mobb had everyone Shook. TrakWerk
boasts that "Short Fuze their feature MC posses a flow that
hasn't been heard in years, a mix between Rakim, Nas, Pun,
Jada and M." Executive producers J. Sanchez and Armando "Mondo"
Dominguez are focused on making their mark on the industry and
plan to infuse a sense of realism and artistry back into
Hip-Hop. "TrakWerk: AFFILIATED" is the first step in journey
that will take the audience full circle and back to the
essence of the art form
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