Aside from the release of 'Deep Space Soul' in 2012 as a part of The Day Laborers, John Reilly has kept relatively quiet on the music tip. While most fans expect (and demand) to hear music on a consistent basis, many fail to acknowledge that their favorite artists are human, and have to deal with personal issues on a daily basis.
For John, he’s had to bear the weight of everything from death of loved ones, to fatherhood—while at the same time balancing time to focus on his main passion: creating relatable music for the masses.
In November of 2015, the Long Island emcee announced the title of his new EP, 'Standing In The Face Of Time', set to be produced entirely by Chicago-based producer Rediculus, bringing back the essence of a one-emcee, one-producer album—a rare commodity not seen in rap these days.
This approach is a tried-and-true method which has proved effective since the golden age of Hip-Hop, lending a unique, overall cohesiveness to the project, while also showcasing the chemistry between the two artists—something that is seldom experienced on an album with multiple producers.
With the release of his new EP fast approaching, John follows up the EP’s lead single, “Do That Shit” with the equally dope “Bully Pulpit” featuring New Jersey’s Rich Quick. Over Rediculus’ overtly funky production, John & Rich each spit boisterously from a place of authority about the pleasantries they experience while intimidating and berating kids on the school ground, with hilarious lines like “After school detention cause I punched a nerd right in the nose / Asked me why I did it, I replied that “I don’t like your clothes.”
'Standing In The Face Of Time' will be available as a free download next through Chicago-based indie label, Platformz Music.
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