Texas's soulful hip hop producer/performer Symbolyc One (aka S1), known for his work as one-third of the acclaimed hip-hop group Strange Fruit Project, is set to release his second solo album, Strange Fruit Project Presents: S1 Music Box. This digital DJ promo brings you all of the tracks on the first 12-inch from the album, lead by the brilliantly hard-hitting lead single "Mash" (featuring Rapper Pooh and Kay), a track laced with S1's signature production sounds and funky overtones. Also blessing you with the B-side of "Be Sure" (featuring DV Alias), as well as the instrumental versions of both tracks, this digital DJ promo is an early glimpse at what S1 has got in store on his Music Box.
The perfect introduction to Music Box, the 12-inch release of the lead single "Mash" is a brilliantly hard-hitting, beat-knocking record laced with S1's signature production sounds and funky overtones. S1 continues his ongoing collaboration with rapper Big Pooh and the Little Brother Crew (The Minstrel Show, The Art of OneMind, and The Healing) by enlisting them as guest emcees on the project. However, this time he also adds Houston prodigy Kay (of The Foundation) to the mix. This latest union advances their like-minded mission of diversifying the face of Southern rap while sharpening hip-hop's dull creative edges. The B-side track, "Be Sure" features Brooklyn's "Street Messiah" DV Alias Khryst, who delivers the smooth harmonic MC vocal stylings for which S1 songs have become popular. These same haunting vocals were captured on De La Soul's 2000 release Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump album, which earned the group a Grammy nomination.
Mash feat. Rapper Pooh and Kay
Be Sure feat. DV Alias
Be Sure (Instrumental)