Dynas Visits The Apartment On New Album
This organic Hip-Hop release is the real deal packing smart lyrics and spot-on- -production with practical and lyrical collabs coming from DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Spinna, Dilla and the one and only Slick Rick. Dynas’ artistry is head and shoulders above the normal Top 40 music landscape.
Noted for his ability to visually depict urban tales with melodious harmonies, The Apartment was constructed during and due to the ups and downs Dynas had living by himself in his apartment. It is a coming of age manifesto of sorts. For many young people, their first taste of freedom of expression and adulthood develops in an apartment. Dynas left the nest and found both heaven and hell at the same time out on his own in his apartment. “I developed a sense of self while dealing with the opposite sex in my apartment. I have survived and overcome struggles while living in my apartment. I have worshiped, gone to war and made love in my apartment. It was my cocoon now my spirit flies through sound waves,” Dynas says.
Originating from New York City and born of Caribbean parents, Dynas sites a variety of influences in his music. He has been credited as a true master of ceremonies able to rock a crowd of few to many. He has hosted / performed with the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Nas and Wu Tang Clan and collaborated with Def Jam recording artists Slick Rick and Universal recording artists Big Gipp of the Goodie Mob as well as Masta Ace.
Dynas has been produced by some of the more progressive beat architects in Hip-Hop. He has worked with DJ Jazzy Jeff, J Dilla, DJ Spinna, Tony Galvin, 9th Wonder, Illmind and Sol Messiah to name a few. He’s released music, as well as been featured on, Beyond Real Recordings, Counterflow Recordings, Metatronix, ABB Records, Papa Records (UK), AVX Records, Dusty Vinyl (UK), Handcuts Records (Japan), Rawkus Records and his own Badgramma Records imprint; an urban independent label committed to the advancement of local South Florida artists.
02. Higher Definition
03. Challenges of L.O.V.E. (Leaving Ones Virtues Exposed)
04. The Future feat DJ Jazzy Jeff
05. Illa's DVD (Skit)
06. Crown Royal
07. Totally Tanya
08. The Apartment
09. Family Jewels feat Slick Rick
10. Becky vs Illa (Skit)
11. It's My Turn
12. 90 Degrees feat Wrekonize, LMS & Rich Medina
13. The Apartment 2
14. Brad & Becky (Skit)
15. Come Along feat Tiye Phoenix
16. Hey Sister feat Tone Trezure
17. Think it Over
19. Still I Rise feat E Nelson [cd only bonus]
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