Try and follow me here. DefaultUniverse is an American hip hop duo from Columbia, SC, which formed in 2013. The duo is composed of rappers Ice Peccinetti and Milofuk0. Ice Peccinetti recently released d a n n y in which he goes by another moniker Gojira. He explains the album is dedicated to his father who passed away two years prior to the release.
He explains, “This album is more of a tribute of soulful sounds rather than focusing on a concept and trying to dig deep in the heart of the matter. The focus really is to celebrate and show the progression in our music since the beginning.” When most people think of soul they think of the ’70s. There is just no denying ’70s artists like Al Green, The Temptations and Marvin Gaye defined soul music and would influence many forms of music that would later come.
d a n n y embraces the often warm textures and tones of soul that combine with a more hip-hop inspired beats. This album isn’t the first nor will it be the last to do that. I remember listening to Prefuse 73 around fifteen years ago that was doing similar things.
The strength in this album is that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Yes there are individual songs that stuck out like “def dice moon feat. Milofuk0,” ” rap beat feat. popjotripsix” and “RAP gojira” but it's ultimately a listening experience that demands the uninterrupted sequence of songs.
The production is slick with percussive timing that is complex and is more advanced than sixteenth, eighth and quarter notes. So take some time to relax, perhaps grab a beverage to your liking and press play.
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