Jermiside Underground Hip Hop
Emcee, producer and label owner are just a few words to describe underground hip hop artist Jermaine Foster aka Jermiside Scarwell, the 24 year, Cincinnati, OH native who first began crafting hip hop songs as a young tike in 1989 at the tale end of hip-hops golden era. In the mid-90's he would begin to make beats and hit the studio with his childhood friends and partners in rhyme.
2003 would see his first official release in the form of a self released promotional 7 inch (NP45 Vol.1) and later that same year his first solo release (the Biology Of Kingship).
This release gained modest sales and respect from across the globe. Called a breath of fresh air by my many, Jermiside has come to represent the epitome of the term hip-hop artist. He is currently working on a plethora of collaborative efforts with mulitple artists as well as putting in work on his sophomore independent solo release.
Biology Of Kingship Review
Jermiside is undeniably profound in his production capabilities, as his skills in this area are clearly evident in the 'Biology Of Kingship'. The beats are professionally executed, as expected from this highly talented producer, which makes the album worth listening to in its own regard. The key question remains. Can Jermiside's lyrical delivery match up against his explosive production to create a high standard and high level of balance.
Following a short introduction, 'Dr Death' proves that Jermiside is comfortable behind the mic, delivering complex metaphors and a smooth flow complimented with an expansive range of views and vocabulary which are equally impressive as the beats.
'Ebb And Flow' is a standout track consisting of a unique production and lyrics which are more than equal. Scattered throughout the album are instrumentals, included not only to break up the stream of continuous lyrics but for Jermiside to step back from the mic and showcase his production ability.
Jermiside's lyrics appear to come acroos as thought provoking, as he expresses his views and opinions expansively through messages within his lyrics. It may be difficult to imagine Jermiside in a battle scenario, since his lyrics stray away from battle oriented and focus more primarily on expressing his views on different aspects of life.
'Lucky Number 13' is yet another higlhight, where Jermiside's lyrics are right on point, at a peak level, and of course the beat is of similar standard. The track has a mysterious, almost spiritual sound to it. 'Alarm' accelerates the pace of the album, involving more aggressive lyrics and heated content. This specific track illustrates the diversity which he can extend to, furthermore it is one of the catchiest hooks on the entire album.
All in all, a very solid release which should raise plenty of recognition, which would be justifiably deserved by this multi-talented artist.
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