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Halloween Special 2017 Part II Blood on My Hands

October 31, 2017 Leave a comment

Force Six, The Annihilators

Halloween Special 2017 Part II 

Blood on My Hands

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Annihilators Jackie-5 and LunStar-G investigate a communication blackout at a secret research base. The frightful findings finds the Force Six femmes face to face with an infected force. This is the 2017 Holidaze Special for Halloween: Blood Bath part II Blood on My Hands. Story and Art by Drew Spence

 

 

  • Includes the 360 video
  • Links to Musical Soundtrack
  • The Lenzmen 360 video for “Zhombie Joint Blood Bath remix” by Dynamics Plus
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Lenzmen Zhombie Joint Remix + 360Video

October 29, 2017 Leave a comment

Lenzmen Zhombie Joint

(Blood Bath Remix)

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From their classic release of sci-fi rap comes the remix of “Zhombie Joint”. Track architect Dynamics Plus revisits this ambitious piece from Scientific Community/Magnify Lenz and bathes the track in blood for the Blood Bath Remix.

WATCH THE 360 VIDEO

https://patches.vizor.io/griffin/lenzmenzhombiejointbloodbathremix

Available everywhere fine digital music is sold.

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Halloween Special 2017

October 27, 2017 Leave a comment

Force Six The Annihilators

Halloween Special 2017

Part I Blood Bath

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Welcome to our All Hollow’s Eve special. It’s a Bloodbath of bullets, babes and blades when Force Six members Jackie-5 and LunStar-G investigate a secret research base that has gone silent. Its gratuitous gobs of graphic gore. Get some! Gradients and glib jibs from Drew Spence.

Video Centri No ScrewDrivers

 

Lenzmen Centri Drops a new video! No ScrewDrivers

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Chopped and ScrewDriveres- chop it up

Centri, the military veteran rapper, releases his first release of 2016 since his album ‘Headless Nobody‘ with the visuals of the title track “No ScrewDrivers“. Centri personifies the voice of man in self-inflicted isolation, who’s on the edge & who finally gets the opportunity to speak his mind, hoping that someone on the planet can relate to what he’s been internalizing.

A veteran who is trapped between the assumption of his patriotism & the reality of struggles of being Black in America, he opens up about reoccurring dreams of leaving the poor to fend for themselves as he selfishly burrows through life with a military mentality geared for success regardless of the casualties. “No ScrewDrivers” poses a few loose screws maybe exactly whats needed to keep everything held together & working efficiently.

 

Additional Links:

http://centri.bandcamp.com/

http://www.vanndigital.com/2016/03/01/video-centri-screwdrivers-prod-_debmaster_/

Lenzmen Dokta Strange The Plague album release

October 20, 2014 Leave a comment

New album from Dokta Strange

 

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The Dok doctors up a new album!

The Dok, A.K.A “Chemical Ali”, Lenz 2, the Blind Chemist drops his full album today entitled The Plague on Insightful Records. It’s a great thing to have produced some of the cuts on here.

The circle is now complete.

iTunes and Beatport have contracted it already. It’s available everywhere and for direct download from the Dynamica Music store.

 

Street scientist and wordplay chemist Dokta Strange drops a vile full of sinister lyrics over sick beats. Featuring the vocal talents of Blu Warta, Cryptic One, Vast Aire, Aythwonda, Big Mert and fellow Lenzmen Centri, with Production by Nickel Plated, Cryptic One, Jared Turinsky, Dr Izmore, Mega Phenom and Dynamics Plus. Cure your infection with a full dosage.

 

Keep up with his exploits

Twitter/Instagram @DoktaStrange911

Facebook.com/DoktaStrange

INTERHIPHOP Interview with The Lenzmen from 2005 Retro-Read

February 2, 2013 Leave a comment

The Lenzmen 2005 interview with INTERHIPHOP (Italian Media)

Lenzmen taking a break. Doc Strange, Centri and Dynamics Plus

C: A little history of Lenzmen
Strong Island NY collective The Lenzmen have been plying their craft for a minute. Forming in the late 90’s out of a college radio program, these next level cats have been blending the fantastical in wordplay with gritty hip hop. The group debuted on The Persecution Of Hip Hop compilation album several years ago which also featured indie hip hop royalty such as Cannibal Ox, Slug (Atmosphere), Atoms Family, Deep Puddle Dynamics (Anticon) and Hangar 18. While many of those groups have already exploded onto the national scene, the Lenzmen stayed to the shadowy background like the super heroes they write about, training in the hip hop danger room on lyrics and beats.

Centri, Earthadox and Dr Strange grew up together and went to high school with DJ Makin Noize, who was a radio show DJ. Strange and Dynamics met and clicked because their styles focus on progressing the lyrical narrative. The duo started a group and recruited other emcees who complemented their lyrical quest. The group chose the name Lenzmen, derived from a Japanese anime about a interplanetary police force and much like that fictional group, the Long Island crew devote their focus to exploring the cosmos of original rhyme schemes. The group also support the hip-hop community by hosting radio shows, producing a weekly showcase and waving the banner for hip hop. ‘

As Centri says: ‘when you are buying our album, don’t just think you are buying into high lyrical underground rappers, you are supporting an entire movement. We don’t want to be appreciated for being different, we want to be appreciated as skilled artists with an original voice in hip hop.’

Centri @ The Bowery in Manhattan

C: This is your first CD?
L: We have been featured on two compilations in the past. The Persecution Of Hip Hop on CP Records (CPrecords.net) and Mood Swings Nine, but this is our first true commercial release.

C: Tell me something about hip-hop in your city.
L: Well, we are from Long Island, New York- NYC being the birthplace of Hip Hop. LI is special because originality is key and a very central focus. In the inner city- you sometimes have whole groups of cats that rhyme similar and share styles. That’s a no-go on Long Island. Your voice, delivery, flow and even wordplay must be fresh and original. This stems from the suburban setting and the Rap history of the Island. Many artists develop their own style in isolation due to the very few opportunities for wide exposure on Long Island. You can keep your lyrical method a secret much longer while you develop it.

C: Do you know something about hip-hop in Italy?
L: Due to the language barrier I admit I am unable to follow the scene. I’m sure it’s vibrant because Europe has been doing the Hip Hop thing for a while.

C: What do you think about mp3?
L: In regard to piracy? -our music is available as individual songs on itunes, MSN and a few other sites. We made sure anyone interested in our music can make an educated decision on whether or not our music is for them. Most sites will allow you to listen to 30 seconds or more of every track on the album. I see no need for a consumer to ‘test listen’ the album by illegal downloading it.

C: And about women in hip-hop?
L: I think they will remain under-rated until they gather enough momentum to truly create their own space. Lyrically, female rappers have been on par with males for a minute now, but the social and cultural differences have created a divide where some of the women’s issues/agendas have no meaning in a ‘mans world’.

C: Have you performed live?
L: After we felt we were ready, we began to showcase our talent in ciphers. From there we went on to making records. Seeing how the crowd responds to our music lets us know where to go next. We enjoy doing shows and you can see some elements of our stage show at Lenzmen.com.

C: Who is the artist you like most and why?
L: It’s hard to say. I tend not to like artists, but like particular bodies of their work.
Public Enemy: Nation Of Millions
De La Soul: 3 Feet High
Ultra Magnetic: Critical Beatdown

C: Do you think that hip-hop videos represent the real hip-hop?
L: I assume- in Italy- you’re only getting the biggest, most commercial groups exposed. That would be drug-dealing, expensive cars and half-naked women.
A video represents a gross exaggeration of the rappers fantasy life. If his dream is ‘pimpin’ and being ‘gangsta’ then so be it. My only issue: why is that image the only one being put forth? When that concept is pushed too far, you have many people caught up in thinking someone can really live like that.

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The Lenzmen Scientific Community

C: In which way do you live hip-hop?
L: I don’t think I live Hip Hop. I feel I am wired a certain way and that causes me to be attracted to Hip Hop. Rap Music is one of the many ways I’ve chosen to express myself. I mostly function just outside the normal boundaries of Hip Hop. My graphics are not always Graf, my beats are not always Boom Bap and I’ve taken my lyrical content places a traditional Emcee would not go.

C: Tell me something about clubs and radios in your city.
L: Clubs now play a heavy amount of commercial rap as opposed to traditional club/dance music. Commercial radio plays the music behind the materialistic themes driving modern artists.

C: Future projects
L: I never share blueprints. Expect more music and videos. I am now in a position to expand my label, Dynamica Music, and make a bigger impact in 06.

C: Thanks and hello to
L: The usual suspects?the rest of the Lenzmen, Centri, Doc Strange and Earthadox. Atoms Fam- namely The Cryptic One and JestOneArt. PRO and Shea, NASA at Uncommon Records and his whole roster.

You can catch up with everything we’re up to at http:// www. Lenzmen.com
Thanks for your time.
-Dynamics Plus
Lenzmen Dynamica Music 2005

Centri ‘Rise of a Veteran’ Mixtape reviewed on Soul Anchor Collective

Source: http://soulanchorcollective.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/centri-rise-of-a-veteran-mixtape-2012-album-review/

Centri Rise of a Veteran Mixtape

After the military Centri built up a name for himself in underground hip hop circles joining the abstract crew, The Lenzmen & debuting on The Persecution of Hip Hop compilation album in 1998 Cannibal Ox, Slug, etc. He recently dropped a military inspired album titled article 15: The Rebel Knowledge Story and will be dropping the headless Nobody featuring Akir. Blaq Poet, Sha Stimuli, Sky Zoo, etc

Congrats to Centri on the positive review.  Congrats to Dynamics Plus for producing a whole lotta cuts on the joint.

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Hard Core Wrestler 1 and 3 – Both tracks flex the lyrically advanced styling of Centri and his crew The Lenzmen. This track makes listeners remember when they first discovered that hip-hop could be more that just end rhymes and basic delivery. Whether that was via Rakim, Inspectah Deck, or Eminem on the Wake Up Show, once you hear hip-hop on this  (almost scientific) level of  representation, its hard to ever go back to monosyllabic word play.

They fully say :

Centri, the ex-military man with flow hits us with his latest project entitled  ‘Rise of a Veteran” hosted by DJ Jedi and masterfully produced by  Akir, Nickel Plated and others. Full of a slew of underground features ranging from Skyzoo to Blaq Poet and Sha Stimuli the project is laced with below the surface (and above the surface) talent ready to emerge.

Hold NY Down (Masai Bey) – The word play is reminiscent of early Canibus, with a true rapid fire approach and effortless delivery that connects the bridges and represents for NYC.

Culture Shock – This has the feel of that late nineties, hip-hop storytelling. that told social tales of urban environments within great production and lyrics that never let up. I feel that “Phone Tapped” vibe as he tells the story of a solider that has came home from 6 years in the service only to find out that the aftermath isn’t as sweet as envisioned.  That “Persecution of Hip-Hop” Centri is resurrected on this track.

Rot The Body – This track is a vacation from the emcees norm and enlists a heavy break beat package. With a flow that borderlines eccentric and sporadic the emcee creates his most diverse and improbable track. There are a couple reasons why this works…He allows himself to create a sonically nostalgic nod to hip-hops past via the beat; while at the same time bringing lyrically unpredictable rhyme schemes to the present.

Hard Core Wrestler 1 and 3 – Both tracks flex the lyrically advanced styling of Centri and his crew The Lenzmen. This track makes listeners remember when they first discovered that hip-hop could be more that just end rhymes and basic delivery. Whether that was via Rakim, Inspectah Deck, or Eminem on the Wake Up Show, once you hear hip-hop on this  (almost scientific) level of  representation, its hard to ever go back to monosyllabic word play.

Other stand out tracks worth the listen:

M.O.M.M

Residue (with The Lenzmen)

Black Light Sabre

Despite some awkward arrangements  and imbalanced mixing on a couple tracks, this mixtape goes hard and will offer a great precursor to further Centri projects. Stay tuned for Headless Nobody, the LP coming soon.  Also, we at SAC are hoping there is more from The Lenzmen. Centri seems to be at his best in this collective of big spitters.

Paz,

Antonio Cortez Appling

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You can download it for FREE here: http://centri.bandcamp.com/album/rise-of-a-veteran

And learn the man here: http://centrimusic.com/