Monday, May 26, 2014
HOUSE SHOES PRESENTS: THE GIFT VOLUME IX --- DENMARK VESSEY
First of all, I'm loving the retro Blue Note-inspired artwork for this new Denmark Vessey beat joint spearheaded by DJ House Shoes. House Shoes Presents: The Gift Volume IX --- Denmark Vessey showcases the production prowess of the talented Motor City emcee. This 14-cut instrumental/beat album is a dope testament to the abundance of talent that doesn't get shine on the commercial front. I revel in being able to put even a glimmer of illumination in the atmosphere when it comes to artistry of this caliber. I see nothing but bright days ahead on the Hip Hop calendar for Denmark Vessey (whose moniker is a reference to the former slave Denmark Vesey, who purchased his freedom and plotted an unsuccessful slave revolt in Charleston, South Carolina). Peep this gem, and check out the other joints in the House Shoes Presents: The Gift series. You'll be glad you did.