Concrete Steppin is the upcoming album from L.A.-based, Maryland-raised emcee E Reece. At a time where when there seems to be a lot of glitz, glamour, and negativity in hip hop, Concrete Steppin reaches out to us with a positive, organic vibe to feed your mind, body and soul.
“Once they’ve heard my music or seen my live show, I want people to believe in the power of positive music and to know that real hip hop isn’t dead.” — E Reece
Upon first listen, Concrete Steppin draws you in to its authentic soundscape. Hip Hop fans of late have been conversing more about “real hip hop” and what happened to the “real emcee”. Well it is clear that E Reece is from a different era; an era that we as hip hop fans grew up appreciating.
Not only does the album serve as great ear candy, its features have been strategically placed and they all serve their purpose. Guests like El Prez, Tunji, Buff1 and up and coming R&B diva Dasha not only hold their own but enhance the songs and take them to new heights. The cohesiveness of Concrete Steppin is probably one of the most notable virtues of this project, not an easy task when working with multiple producers such as Kev Brown, ProMic and Oddissee. Concrete Steppin is not only a headphone masterpiece, but a clear reminder that hip hop is alive and well.
1. Concrete Steppin [prod by Presto]
2. Up 2 the Sun [prod by Proh Mic]
3. Fly Hi [prod by Proh Mic]
4. The Game [prod by Oddisee]
5. Celebrate [prod by Kev Brown]
6. Don’t Front (feat. El Prez & Tunji) [prod by Presto]
7. Confessions of a Dreamer (feat. Dasha) [prod by Proh Mic]
8. Fantasy Girl (feat. Hilsyde) [prod by Proh Mic]
9. I Choose U [prod by Proh Mic]
10. Feel Good (feat. Othello) [prod by Othello]
11. It’s Over (feat. Buff1) [prod by Proh Mic]
12. Strictly Stunning [prod by T.iM]
13. Love L.A. [prod by DJ Rylo]
14. Peace [prod by Proh Mic]
15. Fade Away (feat. Hilsyde) [prod by Nobody Famous]
Available on iTunes, Amazon.com and all digital retailers July 27, 2010 on HiPNOTT Records.
- E Reece has performed alongside and collaborated with such artists as Mayer Hawthorne, Rich Medina, Jneiro Jarel, DJ Rhettmatic, DJ Babu, DJ Revolution, Exile, Medusa, Sy Smith, Joy Jones and others
- Myspace Featured Artist 2009
- URB Magazine Next 1000 Artist 2009
- Beyond Race Magazine’s 25 Artists to Watch in 2009
- Released the album L.I.S.n 2 This Live.In.Studio. in Japan on Mic Life Recordings in 2008
- “Just Move” (Bautista Remix) featured on 2K Sports’ 08 College Basketball video game
- “The Get Up” & “Get Into It” from his 2007 A New Breed LP featured on Bravo’s Bad Girls Club, E!’s Keeping up with The Kardashian’s & MTV’s The Real World