Hellfire‘s been around for a while now on MPC Forums and he’s always stood out as contributer and producer. His sample arrangements are always original and varied, his drums have that classic MPC groove and he has great chemistry with Surg. The NJ rapper has consious rhymes and isnt afraid to tackle a concept or experiment with adlibs and hooks. Personally I found the LP a little hook happy but when they get it right you’ll have trouble forgetting those 8/16 bars for a couple hours. The 2nd album from the duo is available for free from their band camp page (enter $0 if you want it free or name your own price) or Hellfirebeats and if you got a few pennies spare you can grab a hard copy from either source.
The sophmore follow-up to Surg & Hellfire’s debut release, ‘The Activator LP’, Live & Learn proves to keep the legacy alive. Come take a journey through real life experiences and street tales delivered by Surg with fluidity over Hellfire’s hard hitting drums and intoxicating melodies. For the true Hip Hop head who is looking for what is lacking in todays Hip Hop music.
released 10 May 2011