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Hip Hop is the Reason Why

Mr CRF – Feel The Funk

Long time HH Head Mr CRF drops “Feel The Funk”, a sick track – his rhymes over some live drums and the video is tight and echoes the vibe. I love this stuff. I really do. Quite interesting times since I have a live drum session recorded with Anthony Michael Angelo (“Dash The Cloud”) so it’s only fitting, we do more when it’s called for.

 

 

 

CUTSUPREME streets all day

FROM THE UP AND COMMING ALBUM “THE VERDICT” ITS THAT REAL BOOM BAP HIPHOP

Yep and Cut Supreme from WUSB 90.1 drops a video too. He’s walking around the streets and calling it like he sees it. Everybody wants that change.

 

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And more, and more, and more. Cryptic One drops his own how jewelz. It’s just one of those days. If you don’t get it, you never had it.

ToneFlame magazine reviews Rock It Science

Dynamics Plus: “Rock It Science” – amazing, utterly genius, and completely different to the previous release!

Rock It Science album cover

Rock On Rocket

Even if you’re totally alienated from rap and hip-hop, “Rock It Science” is extremely hard to resist if there is a musical bone in your body. Dynamics Plus aka Lenzmen, once again displays his fearlessness and blindness to inhibiting boundaries, and coupled with his core musical competence, it is evidence that he knows exactly what people yearn for – great music, perspective, and a voice to be heard.

So what is “Rock It Science”? Is it a sequel to last year’s critically acclaimed 18-track, “Rocket Science”? Well, the answer is yes…and no! Same songs, same performers, same lyrics…and that’s where the similarities end, because musically and production-wise, this latest musical installment has been rebuilt from the beats to the bars. To the list of creative credits, Dynamics Plus has added the likes of DJ Cut Supreme, Producer Sam Duren and The Cryptic One, turning the electro-boom bap vibe of the previous release into pure fire!

What makes the above collaborations so good is that Dynamics Plus is obviously not looking for crossover acceptance, rather he is demonstrating how he can excel in such distinguished company. In my opinion, all the tracks are stand-outs, with my personal favorites being “Rocket Science Intro Esper Wish (ArtWriteUs Remix)”, “Hug the Pole FEAT SheaDoll”, “Seek End Destroy Cut Supreme Remix”, “Turn It Up a Few Degrees”, “Grace Notes (High By Noon Remix)”, “Sunrise to Sunset Spoil Sport Remix” and “What Comes Up (Cryptic One Remix)”.

Relating this album back to the past one, synthesizers, computer music, and sampling technology, together with real instrumentation, certainly shapes the incredible music-making ability of Dynamics Plus production and style. “Rock It Science”  is a stellar combination of music technology, artistic soul and raw talent. Dynamics Plus, for me, remains one of the best producers and eclectic rappers in the industry today, defying the genre-based stereotypes that exist in Rap and Hip Hop. He really has been ahead of the game ever since I can remember.

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Lenzmen Dokta Strange The Plague album release

October 20, 2014 Leave a comment

New album from Dokta Strange

 

Dokta Strange The Plague album cover

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.

 

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Building the Lenzmen Lyricist by Lyricist

Building the Lenzmen Lyricist by Lyricist

In the early 90s’ I hosted a college radio show at WBAU Adelphi in Garden City. It was 90.1 and the birth place of Public Enemy and home of the Wild Man Steve show. It was called the M-Train with Drew Spence, Dawn Cee and DJ Makin Noize. One night Blu Warta (N-ntense of Raise the Levels of The Boom fame) brings down a few emcees and these cats were super nice with it. One in particular called himself Docktor Strange which immediately tapped into my triangle. It was one of those meetings where you try to out obscure reference someone, but they are too on-point. We had a lot in common and began building from there.

I eventually approached him about forming a music group but he was already part of at least three different rap cliques including The Invisible Men (N-Tense and Rallo included) and Blind Chemistry with future Lenzmen Centri. One night we’re watching the anime Lensman and he picked that as a name for us. Now it was two of us and a sick name for a crew. We listened to tapes of a rapper Eric (Earthadox) who was really…unorthodox…in how he did everything. His rhyme patterns were impossible to predict and his subject matter was all over the place. Doc Strange also recruited long time friend Beta-One who was a real laid back cat. Centri was tied up in military service so he was kind of a question mark for a while.

M-Train Radio show featuring Lenzmen Beta One Beta One on M-Train

M-Train radio show featuring Docktor Strange and Centri Centri on M-Train

Enter the Freestyle

We used to rhyme at my house every Friday night. At first we used to kick written raps and then whatever we wrote that week. Eventually we just ran out of material, but since I made beats every day, I always had more new music than we had rhymes for. And so we started free-styling or creating improvised raps about whatever was going on. Since we used to joke on each other so much, it always turned into light battle rhymes. Little did we know we were building ourselves into Cypher Warriors.

Enta Da Cryptic One

I met Atoms Fam producer and artist Cryptic One along with Jest One Art also at the M-Train radio show. They rhymed crazy too so we all began hanging out and rhyming together. Most of that took place at Cryptic’s house where we recorded just about everything. I used to build scenarios or stories for us to freestyle around. It was a whole lot of fun and of course lots of battles broke out. I’m sure you can imagine. That’s also when we made our first record “Viking Wars” on Moodswing 9 and we had other songs on the Cryptic compilation The Persecution of Hip Hop. Since then it’s been two Lenzmen albums, a few solo projects and great memories of a time when music meant everything. And everything revolved around music.

Lenz Linguistics

Each Lenzmen started showing tendencies over time. Doc Strange had the most even and pure flow. Earthadox was abstract with long chains of concepts strung together. Centri was the king of left-field references. I mostly was the cat that taps tricky wordplay and bends everything towards sci-fi. We began to see ourselves in everything and decided to choose elements, insects, shapes, natural elements, planets and even comic and movie characters that matched our personalities.

Lenzmen Album I: Bend and Blur Your Optics “Make Sure Your Vision Blur” (Docktor Strange, Dynamics Plus, Centri)

http://www.TheDynamicUniverse.com/blog/BlogYourVisionBlur.mp3 Make Sure Your Vision Blur

The sights came from my tendency to always dream about the future (foresight), Doc Strange was concerned with today and right now (insight) and Earthadox was always saying remember when (hindsight). Centri was always coming with some off-the-wall observation so we called him Outer-Sight and it stuck.

In the end, the story of the Lenzmen should be about a group of friends with an interest in rap music who chose to create it on their own terms and march to the beat of their own drum machine. I feel lucky to have been included in such an eclectic crew of emcees. Long live the Lenzmen! – Dynamics Plus