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by Regenerated Headpiece

Original bangin' beats produced by many different talented musicians with a lyrical deepness like KRS-1 and tight flows like Phaorahe Monch...DJ Exfyl manipulates the turntable as an instrument.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dogfight
5:56 $0.99
2. Cyclops Monocle
4:52 $0.99
3. Escape From Slavecamp
5:28 $0.99
4. Saloon Funk
4:55 $0.99
5. Fragments of Segments of Tangents
6:24 $0.99
6. New Colors
4:15 $0.99
7. B.Y.O.B.
5:36 $0.99
8. Anthem Eater
5:07 $0.99
9. Robot Whores
4:12 $0.99
10. Grand Illusion
3:31 $0.99
11. Mass Times Matter
4:17 $0.99
12. Retaliate
10:33 $0.99
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Album Notes
Regenerated Headpiece (RHP) is a groundbreaking trio out of New York City-three young men dedicated to changing the way people think about what hip hop music is and what it can be. Representing the fresh new face of hip hop with an unprecedented sound and lyrical intelligence, producer/emcee Phon-X (Phonics), poet/emcee Shred Lexicon, and turntable specialist DJ Exfyl (X-File) seek to honor the rich history of their artform while simultaneously creating its future in the present.

Hear RHP on the Bomb HipHop Records compilation album titled "The Real Deal".

Hear 6 of the tracks Chuck D of Public Enemy licensed at Slamjamz.

Buy this album now. RHP has opened for Public Enemy, Mixmaster Mike, Prince Paul, Blackalicious, The Arsonists, Zion I, Dilated Peoples, Percee P, RCA Records' The Sound of Urchin, and many of the finest groups of the underground hiphop movement.

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on to the album...
breaking down Dogfight track by track:

1. Dogfight - The metaphor for life, we are all caught up in this dog eat dog world. Whether
this is wrong or right for the plight of human existence, it's a fact we all must deal with. When it comes down to battling with the difficulties of life, what will you do? Fight or get bitten?

2. Cyclops Monocle - Regenerated Headpiece doesn't go for the jugular, we go for the third eye. This track combines unheard of lyrical dexterity with a beat that will rock any dance floor. RHP punches you in your third eye until your mind is open to experience an endless range of motion. "Dance now before chance unplugs the band."

3. Escape from Slavecamp - Fed up with beauracracy and the corporate structure of your job? Are you living your life for another man's dream? All of your frustration is recognized with this new anthem. Help us to escape our unfulfilling wageslave existence by bumping this joint.

4. Saloon Funk - The electronic cowboy pass-the-mic style party anthem. This beat is so infectious that the hearing impaired will be bobbing their heads.

5. Fragments of Segments of Tangents - Hypnotic smoked out beats with raw wordplay that will have any lyric fanatic drooling. RHP is really bringing the lyrics on this jam, so catch them "rockin' drum circles where forgotton souls drop in and get open/ emotion groping oldmen feel the omen of the showman"

6. New Colors - Aren't we all just brothers from another mother? What if there were a new color outside of the ROYGBIV palette that our brains have yet to discover?

7. B.Y.O.B. - A wicked, spine twisted instrumental journey equipped with spoken word poetry. Bring an open mind, and your own damn books.

8. Anthem Eater - A fierce display of turntablism laced with political rants on corporations like Disney owning other companies that make weapons. "I go to sleep to fake my own death/ then I wake up and fake my breath"

9. Robot Whores - Man needs sex not war. The only logical progression in technology is to make a real robot prostitute. However, the government doesn't agree with us. They've locked us away in a federal prison and have changed the blueprints for the sexual machine into a miliatary robot. This is a story from the perspective of a robot and also from a man (the creator of the robot) locked away in prison.

10. Grand Illusion - Do you want to make peace with your past before your last breath? This is an homage to life and death and the human struggle within. Lyrically intense.

11. Mass Times Matter - A posse cut of raw emcee battle style wordplay. No chorus here, just a round robin of wit spitters.

12. Retaliate - Time to fight back against all the powers that be. This song is a musical journey that begins as a hiphop track but morphs into drum n' bass and than ambient realms. There's no time to negotiate fate. Do you start a revolution or just move your ass to the infectious beat?




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Dogfight was dope man. Different but accessible. Smart without being obnoxious
Dogfight was dope man. Different but accessible. Smart without being obnoxious about it. I dug it. The beats were
tight, also.

DJ Slim

RHP manage to inject lyrical dexterity into their efforts without forgetting the
Regenerated Headpiece have released their second album, “Dogfight” in conjunction with and for those that missed their first album it is not too late to get on board and enjoy the ride. This New York based act have been praised by Chuck D and have opened live shows for acts like Prince Paul, Dilated Peoples and Blackalicious. But the question remains - what does this release sound like?

Regenerated Headpiece (RHP) seem intent on saving hip-hop from itself by taking things back and honouring the art form whilst also recognising it’s place in the present and future. Although it is tricky to make exact comparisons RHP have a sound along the lines of acts like Jurassic 5 and Non-Phixion.

The refreshing thing about RHP is that they manage to inject lyrical dexterity into this effort without forgetting the importance of good production. With layered soundscapes that utilise a variety of instruments, from violins, saxophone and guitars to piano and keyboards there is enough musicality to keep interest up while the beats for the most part should keep heads nodding. All of this is underpinned by good use of the turntables by DJ Exfyl who eschews the common mistaken belief that technical scratching is king and opts for some simpler funky patterns while also delving into Transforms and Flares to liven matters up.

Things get off to a good start with “Dogfight” the opening track where RHP set out their stall in hip-hop by using a dogfight as metaphor for MCing to deliver braggadocios raps. Their skills are a recurring theme throughout the album - but surprisingly one that does not get tired due to the extended vocabulary of the MCs. Meanwhile some more politically charged songs and insights such as “Escape From Slavecamp” offset all of the old-school style brag raps. On this track RHP deliver an insight into the working world where the workplace sucks away your identity and creates a “thinking man’s prison”. In addition to this there are also rhymes about technology (Robot Whores), the battle between the haves and the have-nots (Grand Illusion), and the powers that be in general (Retaliate). It is on “retaliate” a 10 minute and 30 second opus that RHP really delve into their musicality and demonstrate a political stance that may have helped win Chuck D and others into their camp. This track takes piano, organ and scratching and couples them with lines like, “6 o’clock news is just noise pollution - lies and now I got the FBI thinking we’re spies” before flipping into Drum and Bass style drum fills to see the track and the album out.

All in all Regenerated Headpiece deliver some strong underground hip-hop but don’t (as can be the case with “underground” releases) forget to deliver with the production. The musicality of the album helps to soften the aural impact of the sometimes insistent and politically charged rhymes. This album is certainly worth checking out as Regenrated Headpiece, in their own words, “Get open like flashers coat”.

Darcie-Nicole Wicknick, Music Business Consultant

....exquisitely produced and articulately performed
Worthy of their induction into Chuck D's graces, REGENERATED HEADPIECE breeds a new animal on "Dogfight". Old School heads will appreciate the respect to their Nation. RHP doesn't fail to incorporate elements of funk and live instrumentation while inventing their own voice. With something for every head, the album is exquisitely produced and articulately performed.

Creative in both its title and its content, "Cyclops Monocle" uses scratches, piano, and a backbeat that is not compromised. "Escape from Slavecamp" introduces a haunting aria while Phon-X and Shred Lexicon spit twisted rhymes about the mire and monotony of Corporate Life; paying homage
to the historical reference of slavery in service of a master for his own gain.

These characteristically literate and verbally persuasive MCs interact especially well, emphasizing their presence as opposed to dampening the spotlight on the other. The energetic passion and theatrical approach, combined with the fusion of Funk, Old School, Futuristic, and even remnants of the Freestyle era develop a most believable social and emotional campaign.

Darcie-Nicole Wicknick, Music Business Consultant