“Breathe Easy” is the fourth full-length studio album from Brooklyn hip-hop recording artist IDE, the co-founder & CEO of Creative Juices Music. After a six year hiatus, IDE returns with producer Lucky Loopiano to deliver his most personal album to date – a ‘magnum opus’ of raw lyricism & thematic wordplay over the intoxicating soundscapes of gritty New York boom-bap production and live instrumentation.
For close to two decades, IDE has been producing music and operating an independent record label. A life-long entrepreneur of New York City Hip-Hop culture, IDE has released an extensive catalog of albums working with the best artists in the genre from golden era emcees and battle legends, to some of the most talented and original underground hip-hop acts. “Breathe Easy” marks the first project from IDE without any cameos or guest appearances. A concept album plunging into the depths of consciousness and exploring the constant struggles within an ever changing music industry, in a time where music has become repetitive & unoriginal, this is a unique & creative album – a breath of fresh air for listeners.
Lucky Loopiano & IDE joined forces to produce IDE’s first studio album working with professional engineer Raj Makhiji (RVM Sounds) & mastering engineer Joe Lambert. “Breathe Easy” is an array of hard hitting classic New York boom-bap orchestrated by upcoming producer Lucky Loopiano, as well as IDE himself, and the multi-faceted Kelly Finnigan (Monophonics/Destruments) playing & arranging live instrumentation. IDE is back better than ever determined to put the CJM collective back on the map in 2016.
You can also give the single, “Flight Patterns” (which appears on this album), a listen below…