Cyclonious is ending 2017 and opening 2018 in splendid fashion with his prodigious album ‘The Revival.
This album was meant to be released in 2014 but was held back due to Cyclonious mentioning that the music and concepts wasnt right for the vision that he fore saw for this project. Some times it is best to hold back to make sure that you get the delivery right. This album certainly does arouse and restore the love and interest of good hip hop music.
The intro and album titled song ‘The Revival’ sets the tone and structure of what is to be felt and heard along this majestic journey. commanding drum patterns. witty word play and a powerful chorus makes it a compelling force in pulling the listener inside. ‘The Revival consists of 16 tracks which is a healthy amount. Each song consists of great concepts and artistry. Songs like ‘The Maafa’ and ‘Invasion Day’ brings awareness and a social out look on the world which Cyclonious does effortlessly but gracefully. Feel good songs like ‘Get Some’ and ‘Haven’ are sure to get the head nodding and feet tapping. The story approach is something we don’t often get any more inside of hip hop as the vast majority of artists like to stay in a comfortable position within being creative. Cyclonious on the other hand wants to take his audience on a different route through songs like ‘Garvey’ but still be entertained.
The Revival Consist of features by Tha 4orce, T.Wise, Apex Zero, Black Stax, April Showers and Arise King David. Production is contributed by Cyclonious, Tha 4orce, Chairman Maf, Dj Vital and Oshi. The Album Mixed and Mastered by Morfius from ‘More For Us Media’.
This is an elevated spearhead for those already aware of this movement but also a meaningful yet entertaining introduction to all new comers. This album should not be slept on or over looked. May the perception be unapologetic.
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Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.