[DOWNLOAD] Bop Alloy - Winter Breaks [EP]
Today marks the release of Winter Breaks, the first holiday project by independent Hip Hop duo Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D).
In February 2014, Bop Alloy was able to fund their 2nd LP, ‘Another Day in the Life of…’ using Kickstarter. The initial goal of the project was $7,000. They more than doubled that amount in under one month and issued stretch goals, one of which included a holiday EP which would become Winter Breaks. ‘Winter Breaks’ compiles 6 sonically vintage Hip Hop tracks. Producer, Marcus D handles the live instrumentation mixes masterfully while infusing jazz, soul and a pinch of Afro beat samples. Lyrically, Substantial touches on the personal, social, and economical effects of the Holiday season, using thoughtful lyricism, wit, and a variety of flows to paint a different portrait of Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s.
“I wanted to do something that wasn’t a traditional Christmas/Holiday album. I celebrate Kwanzaa as well and I set out to make songs that give you a peek into this underexposed, wonderful world”, says Substantial. “Regardless of how you celebrate, what you celebrate, and/or who you celebrate it with, this is the best time of year, and I think ‘Winter Breaks’ embodies that sentiment without the cliche “holiday raps factor”, says Marcus D. The Winter Breaks EP is sure to be the only holiday music you’ll be playing from now through February.
1. Let The Flakes Fall Where They May
2. Hottest Christmas On Record
3. Resolutions Per Minute
5. Longing for Nia
6. A Celebration
*All songs written, produced by Substantial & Marcus D