In 2015, Tragic Allies are delivering yet another gift to the legacy of the golden age. This time, the Allies frontmen Estee Nack & Purpose come together with plans on further solidifying their Tragic Allies brand as a dominant force in hip-hop with their new full-length offering, ‘14 Forms: The Book Of Estee Nack‘, set to be released on underground powerhouse Ill Adrenaline Records.
After making notable appearances on Tragic Allies’ classic debut album ‘The Tree Of Knowledge Of Good & Evil‘ as well as 2013’s underground smash album from 7 G.E.M.S. (Tragic Allies & Tragedy Khadafi) titled ‘Golden Era Music Sciences‘, an ideologically refreshed Estee Nack drops what he considers to be his testament of truth, justice, & righteousness unto those – who like him (1st generation American born to immigrants from the Dominican Republic) – were raised combating the daily trials & tribulations of survival in minority-majority, low-income neighborhoods. Nack lets us know how serious he is about preserving the purity of his overall message by handling all the mic work on the entire album, equipping his rugged vocal delivery to manifest topics ranging from the struggle & pride of immigrants (particularly Dominicans) in America & abroad, to his ideas on the social structure, fake friends, sex, & the science of the universe.
The front-to-back play-worthy musical backdrops are ingeniously mapped by Purpose who continues to carve his legacy as a great producer, after providing stellar production on the previously released 7 G.E.M.S. & Paranom albums, offering a folk-like array of dark, funky basslines, dusty drum patterns and mellow-dreary melodic landscapes that – while remaining grimy and dark (true to the Purpose-influenced Tragic Allies sound) – are reminiscent to a more grassroots sound, if not a deep inner city blues. This year, Tragic Allies continue to hit hard with Purpose & Nack’s MC/production styles blending as perfectly as expected, drawing listeners up into a trance like state, inspiring feelings of laughter, pride, sadness, anger, love, & revolution per the trademark Tragic Allies sound.
Entirely produced by Purpose (Tragic Allies, 7 G.E.M.S., Tragedy Khadafi, Killah Priest, Paranom, Big Shug, etc.), Estee Nack & Purpose’s ‘14 Forms: The Book Of Estee Nack‘ (which you can pre-order as well as cop the “T.I.M.E.” track from iTunes) will be released on 6.23.2015 via Ill Adrenaline Records!!!