Werd (SOS) is an award winning, Edinburgh based hip-hop artist well known throughout the Scottish scene. He has worked with, and continues to work with new and old artists in Scotland and abroad, creating music with some of Scotland’s top producers and artists in the genre. Further to performing gigs at venues in the major cities, and hosting rap battles with Scotland Stand Up and UK’s Don’t Flop, Werd has excelled in this field, supporting the likes of Dr Syntax, Stig of The Dump, S.A.S. and Devlin in recent times.
As one of Scotland’s most established rappers, with countless mix-tape release and collaboration projects, it is remarkable that this is Werd’s first solo album. With a variation of styles and content it’s difficult to categorize this release to a specific tone, however that also means whatever style of hip-hop you prefer, there’s something here for everyone. This is a must have for fans of UK / Scottish hip-hop. On one hand we have deep personal songs such as ‘Find My-Sell’ and ‘MY State Of Mind’ that seep emotion, here we listen to Werd reflect on his life and journey within music. However, on the other end of the spectrum we have hard hitting punch lines and high energy tracks that we have come to expect from the Edinburgh emcee.
Production on the album comes in many forms and features an elite selection of Scottish beat-makers such as Nasty P, Bigg Taj, Scant Squad, UVBeatz & more. Furthermore, the vocal features on the release also contain the cream of the crop from the Scottish scene, Madhat McGore, Deeko, Wardie Burns, Conscious Route and Glasgow’s Mog to name a few. This isn’t only a release for pushing his music further, but rather the whole genre in Scotland.
Untitled Scot release 31st July 2012 on Sons of Scotland (SOS)
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Conscious Route is a London born rapper, poet and singer-songwriter who grew up in Herfordshire near Cambridge before moving to Edinburgh, where he is now based. Conscious Route founded the CCF movement (Conscious Collaboration Front) as well as holding Conscious Collective events. Here is an artist that has a lot to say with a real talent for making songs that connect with the listener, this isn't just Hip-Hop, this is Conscious Route, something new, exciting and refreshingly original.
He is no new comer to music and is known to be an influential character who has done a lot of work in short time, as well as creating the Conscious Route band and also his new band project the Urban Folk Crowd. His past releases with Fugazi Rum where notable projects where he was better known then as Mosman. In the last six months he has released music with Werd (SOS) on the 'Nowdays EP' and the 'Hear No See No Speak No Evil EP' with Werd and also Blasfima Sinna.
With a string of leading blogs already championing the album, as well as various mixtape deejays, radio show presenters and event promoters being to get up on this talented individual, things are really stepping up for this hard working focused vocalist. With a string of features with known artists and upcoming acts this Rapper is not shy of grafting his expression, bringing positive ryhmes and heavy steady flows of reality in his verses.
Now as he gears up for his full album release on August 14th, he gives us an official free track taster of what to expect. Conscious Route and Blasfima Sinna team up on this track to tell people what 'the real world' is about, with some punch-line chat and some real-world business, this tune is a banger. Expect to be taken on a heavy ride of hard hitting beats and flows, buckle up tight and enjoy.
Conscious Route Feat. Blasfima Sinna "Real World" Official Free MP3: