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The Compass

by I-disciple

Brings back the Golden Age of Hip Hop for a 2008 renaissance.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. An Introduction
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2. Next to Left
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3. Anytime
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4. One By One
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5. Blast Fools (feat. Jersey and Spark1)
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6. The Empty Prophets
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7. Love Is
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8. The Lowercase
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9. # 9
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10. Flo Spitta
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11. You, Me and Us
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12. Voice N/A (feat. Nato Caliph)
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13. The Garden State Anthem (Remix) (feat. Nite Owl and Jersey)
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14. Today and Tomorrow (feat. Pahzazz)
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15. The Light
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16. Lucci (feat. Nato Caliph)
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17. Supervillainous
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Disciple: One who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher and helps to spread that Doctrine to others.

The Teacher- Hip Hop Music, The Learner- i-D.

The duo met in Colorado Springs, CO. in 2004 through a mutual friend and eventually became members of Fortified Sounds, a recording facility and DJ haven on the cities West Side. Ben Bounce, a St. Louis transplant, DJ and Producer. Konflik, the MC and avid beatmaker, quickly recognized each others talents. Although from two completely different backgrounds, they bonded through music and developed a chemistry together. Both recognized what Hip Hop had turned into in the eyes of the masses; A watered down Pop that lost its heart and Soul. Something had to change.

After Bounce returned to St. Louis, the two remained in close contact. Both were anxious to get something going. The only problem was the 830 miles of Highway between them. Thanks to dedication, preparation, cellular phones and Emails, the two started making strides. Kon had taken on a job driving trucks coast to coast, and the two had plenty of time to exchange ideas. The Compass was born was born shortly after.

The plan was to create an album that would help provide direction to a lost and wandering Hip Hop Nation. It turned into much more.

The Compass gives you a look into the inner workings of both artists and the Duo as a whole. By combining elements of Rock, Soul, Folk, Funk and Classical, Ben Bounce invites the listener in. The Golden Age soundtrack provides comfort for ears that they hadn’t heard in some time. Then, clear and concise, Kon assaults the ears with lyricism. In the tradition of the MC, Kon speaks directly to the listener. He takes you on journeys through life, love, politics and science fiction, each time drawing you closer and closer to his world and making you more aware of the world surrounding yourself.



Listen, enjoy and believe that Hip Hop is alive and well.

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ITJ

Best Album of 2008
I work in a studio that has a good 90% hiphop/rap/pop client base. I hear it all day, everyday, and sometimes it gets quite monotonous. Then every so often a diamond in the rough appears and far outshines the rest. This was that album in 2008! Ben "Honey Time" Bounce beats are just straight up ill as they get in this world, Konflik's rhymes are a study in what a master of his craft can do. And every single feature on this album is dope. Jersey raises the bar to an unreachable level for most in the game, Spark1duh is as ill as ever, V1 tearin it up for us in midwest, Nite Owl doin his thang as always. Nato Caliph schoolin the young ones, and Pahzazz, who also happens to on my fav track of the album, has got that style I just cant wait to hear more from. Big ups. This IS hip-hop.
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Brad at CD Baby


After the vinyl-crackly intro breezes through and makes way, giving us a small taste of what to expect from this St. Louis duo, the kick drum hits and "Next to Left," a more proper mission statement, starts up without a pause. Right off the bat, it becomes crystal clear: this is hard-knocking true school hip hop, starkly defined by the meticulous craftsmanship of both the lyrics and the beats. While some artists who glean inspiration from the days of old spend their entire records emulating the sounds of the golden era, these guys use it only as a blueprint for a foundation, incorporating their own style into a tried-and-true method. The resulting sounds yield the best of both worlds: that sound you miss, and a welcome change. The raps are intelligent, the beats bump but also show some serious depth production-wise, and respect for the form runs hard and fast through the course of the 17 tracks. They say they're trying to "provide direction to a lost and wandering Hip Hop Nation." It's always great when you're fighting the good fight, especially when it sounds this good.
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JASON KARR

THE MOST TRILLEGITIMATE!!!!!!
But seriously. This album is the most solid piece of work to come out in a long while. Not just in hip-hop, but in the whole gauntlet. If you are looking to renew your love with your estranged lover hip-hop, then this is the remedy.
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Kim Merritt


I love it!! and love you!! Hooray for your perservance, your drive, your passion...this is just the tip of the iceberg! Hugs and xxx's Kimmie
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J.Yard

Blown Away
I knew way back when I met Ben Bounce he had a gift for hip-hop, but to hear it come full circle with this album is badass! From start to finish these trackss keep you engaged and entertained the way true hip-hop should. Nice job Supervillainous crew!
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