Alpha Faktion – The Lineage (Prod. by Marley Marl) (Stream)
Upstate New York rap crew Alpha Faktion embrace the roots of Hip-Hop and connect with one of the culture’s most legendary contributors on “The Lineage,” produced by the one and only Marley Marl.
The head-nodding single stems from the June 2 release of the group’s official debut LP, ‘Creative Control,’ in which the trio of Azwun, Kraze ILLA, and DJ Enyoutee connect with some of rap’s finest producers, including the likes of Nottz (“Creative Control”), Marco Polo (“System Shutdown”), Ayatollah (“The Real Truth”), and of course Marley Marl.
On “The Lineage,” the Hip-Hop godfather provides Alpha Faktion with an instrumental bursting with Golden Era charm and grit in the form of looping violins and slapping drums. Azwun and Kraze ILLA tackle the beat with passionate rhymes outlining their proud status in the underground, while Enyoutee rounds out the track by putting his turntablist talents on full display.
“The Lineage” is straight-up, unabashed Boom bap from three artists who not only live this sh*t, but have made a commitment to make timeless music for the true heads out there. If you found yourself sleeping on ‘Creative Control,’ it’s time to wake up.
Be sure to press play on “The Lineage” and head over to the digital retailer of your choice to support ‘Creative Control’ by way of download or stream, via East Rock Entertainment. And for the first time, the 14 track LP is now available on Bandcamp!