Swiss Hip-Hop Project, Conscious Presence, lace philosophical references into their divinely aligned perspectives throughout their self-titled album release that serves as an example of the gifts that have come through the two worlds of Rapper, The Soul Seeker, and Producer, Sound-Sag, colliding.
Kicking off with the first track, “Dedication”, The Soul Seeker and Sound-Sag introduce the world into their multidimensional perspectives on life that are open-minded, aware, welcoming and discerning when it comes to the energy of both themselves and others. The second track, “Metal & Cement”, begins with the impression of an old-school Nas song over lyrics that metaphorically dissect the spiritual emptiness that the guys felt when they were living out lives that did not serve the expansion and growth of their highest selves. “Original” is the third track in which the guys rhyme about their gradual diversion from societal beliefs and their journey into themselves that continues to serve as their most potent source of wealth. The fourth track, “Soul Trap (feat. DJ Okay)”, is a lyrical exploration that speaks of the contemplative nature of the guys and the piercing questions that they have asked themselves through experience when it comes to the excess that tends to come with life in the limelight.
The sixth track, “The Vibes (feat. Ra Pius)”, lyrically rhymes through an abstract territory that subconsciously and unintentionally picks at the skin of those who are blinded by encrustations of patternings that have prevented them from moving into their full potential. “Curiosity” is the seventh track that tugs at the heart of a wise mind as Conscious Presence speaks of the importance of choosing to remain a student of life until one’s very last day on earth. The eighth track, “Love, Everybody”, speaks of ridding of psychological chains that push diversity away while raising awareness of the inner gifts that come by living as an all-inclusive individual that welcomes and loves all walks of life. “Divine” is the ninth track that takes listeners directly into a state of self-awareness as the guys transform all the rubbish and their shortcomings into the rubies and gold behind the beginning of a human beings most powerful love affair: one with oneself. The eleventh track, “Cp Theme Song (feat. DJ Okay), kicks off with an influence of Reggae throughout a captivating beat that enhances the lyrical trajectory that takes listeners down the road of seeing beyond the physical. “Elements (feat. DJ Okay)” is the twelfth track that lyrically highlights the life of a human being that lives beyond personalization and recognizes that each human life has their own perception, thoughts and opinions.
The thirteenth track, “Seed of Love”, draws influence from The Roots and the guys lyrically touch base with a minimalist way of being and the peace that comes through a life of simplicity. “Warrior Spiritual (feat. Ra Pius)” is the fourteenth track that ties in the words and blessings of Common while lyrically scrubbing away negative energy through facing tension within. The sixteenth track, “Resonance”, is a lyrical piece of reflection that speaks of choosing to only connect with energy that is earnest in intention. The eighteenth track, “Black Emerald”, is an album highlight that lyrically tackles choosing to take time to dive within oneself to inspect and reconnect with sources of inspiration and wisdom that have been collected and integrated over the years. Closing out with “Steadfast Stillness (Outrolude)”, the guys keep it smooth and tranquil as they come to a place of clarity through knowing that they have renovated their philosophies of life and are free from paralyzation through coming face-to-face with their insignificance.
We are all infinitesimal sprinkles of dust, and Conscious Presence humbly remind listeners of their mortal nature throughout their self-titled release. If you’re a fan of fellow conscious musicians such as The Underachievers, Joey Bada$$, Nas, KRS-One and Prodigy, then grab your copy and support the new album on Bandcamp.
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