Limited edition vinyl version available at www.westaytrue.com
We Stay True is proud to present a brand new project..
THE ARTFORM. A collaboration between two unique
and very talented hip-hop artists: CONFUCIUS MC and MR BROWN.
South London’s Confucius MC is a unique voice, rising
above the noise and cutting through the clichéd conversations.
The son of a Irish/British teacher and a Grenadian
musician, the young Con fell upon the teachings of his
namesake - the Chinese philosopher Confucius - after becoming
enamoured with the movies of Bruce Lee, Jackie
Chan and the like. After buying Wu Tang Clan’s iconic ’36
Chambers’ album with his high school work experience
money the seed was planted. But it wasn’t until he heard A
Tribe Called Quest’s Dilla-produced ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life’
that his own unique brand of lyricism began to blossom.
Confucius has been active in the London hip-hop scene
for several years, garnering praise as one half of live act
‘Con+Kwake’ and supporting the likes of Mos Def, Public
Enemy and Slum Village to name a few.
His debut release ‘The Highest Order’(YNR Productions)
firmly established Confucius MC as one of London’s
emerging new talents.
We Stay True’s own Mr Brown has been quietly producing
tracks for nearly two decades, keeping to the ‘OG’
methods laid down by the greats of digging for records
and chopping up samples. After a handful of releases
including 2 volumes of his “Beats for Days’ instrumental
series and a spattering of collaborations (Planet Asia,
Copywrite, Beneficence, MCM) he crossed paths with
Con through a mutual friend and instantly knew they
could make something special. Hence forth...
THE ARTFORM was born.
Both with a shared passion for art, film, manga/anime
and hip hop they blended it all together to create THE
ARTFORM. Mr Brown’s production showcase his
classic sense of groove and masterful use of samples
producing a solid mixture of unique beats. Confucius’
intelligent lyrics and superb flow combine perfectly with
the beats to make a riveting and dynamic collection of
songs. Thematically built on their shared interests the
album examines the nature of art and the role of the
artist in a subtle and conscious manner, stimulating the
brain as well as the ears. UK hip hop legend JEHST
was drafted in for the only feature on the project, adding
his unmistakable lyricism to the track ‘The Art-Form
pt.2’ and helping out with some post/executve production
work to complete the project.
With 7 tracks in total THE ARTFORM is necessary listening
for anyone who likes well-produced, intelligentlywritten,
thought-provoking modern hip-hop.
*The vinyl release is a limited edition of 250 copies on
frosted vinyl with exclusive instrumentals plus a 20 page
booklet featuring artwork, lyrics and digital download*