NorCal Via South African Emcee Makes Prestigious List Of Up & Coming Artists
(October 22, 2008- Brooklyn, NY) Eyezon was recently chosen as a breaking artist on URB Magazine’s Next 1000. Every year URB scours the globe to bring music fans 20 breaking artists per week for a whole year as part of their NEXT 1,000. URB had this to say about Eyezon’s upcoming album A People Like Us: "The album is brimming with the depth of emotion, vibrancy, and insight that is often put on the backburner in mainstream hip-hop albums." Check out more of what URB had to say about Eyezon:
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"Eyezon delivers his lyrics with a religious conviction, but is blessed with a great sense of timing. He has the ability to alter his rhyme schemes constantly, but without losing sight of the cadence of the mystery man’s beats." – RapReviews.com
Eyezon, the South-African born, Northern California resident is set to envelop new fans in an album that delves into life, love, loss, and struggle on his sophomore full-length A People Like Us. The album will be released on January 27, 2009 on Interdependent Media. With A People Like Us, Eyezon touches on variety of subjects, including the dangers and racism that were rampant in South Africa during his childhood as well as common issues of love, loss, abortion, and homelessness. When asked about A People Like Us, Eyezon says the title was a reflection of "the struggles that a common people can relate to." The album is brimming with the depth of emotion, vibrancy, and insight that is often put on the backburner in mainstream hip-hop albums.