This 29 year hip hop vet lays his entire lifetime of experiences on every track, every drop of blood and sweat and every tear shed is a part of what makes his music so real. He is not some emcee hiding behind a partition of lies, but rather a person as real as you.
Artist: Mr. P Chill
Album Title: L.I.F.E. – Living In Fragile Environments
Release Date: January 29, 2021
Record Label: MPC Recording Company
Genre & Sub-genre: Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, Classic Style/Old School Hip Hop
The Album kicks off to a booming start with the circus, the chorus grabbed my ears instantly provoking thought then the rhymes kick in with an impactful flow.
Home is a nice follow up with boom bap sample chorus and slick wordplay. Guess an insight to an artist living life on the road but missing family life and home.
Track number 3 is searching which is one of my favourite cuts the beat brings shades of 90’s golden era hip-hop with a smooth female vocal laced chorus, more dynamic story letting from Mr. P Chill breaking down life.
We have a single up next ‘Diggin which is a Crate Diggers Anthem’ which is a banger and dope homage to hip-hop!
Next we have morning coffee, social distance and where do we go? not only seeing clever titles but interesting choices of content, this Artist could literally rap about anything while making it relative to his life.
Track number 8 is called Freedom which tell a story about law enforcement and the impact on families.
Closing the album is Millions of Militants featuring Mike Colossal which is a dope anti racism track dispelling all negative rhetoric. DOPE with impressive feature from Mike.
Subliminal sees another dope return from Mike Colossal and also only other featured artist on the album J.Smo, Info & AlphiyOda which is another solid hip-hop banger.
The last song is reflections and a good choice to end the album which another classic sample and being a solo from the artist it puts life and whole album into full perspective.
“With age comes wisdom, schooling the youth.”
Album is definitely well recommended and rated 4/5 and one to kick back and listen too especially if you appreciate lyrics.
Mr. P Chill is an independent hip hop emcee and producer with over two decades of experience as a recording and touring artist. With the recent release of his 14th full length album, L.I.F.E. – Living In Fragile Environments (January 2021), there is no sign that this Sacramento legend is stopping any time soon.
Beginning his career as a recording artist in Sacramento, CA in 1992 with the release of his former group’s first cassette single, Chill has not only embraced what it means to be an emcee, but has also shown a flair for entrepreneurism as he has chosen the path of independence with the start of his own label. Over the next ten years, he remained active with his former group, recording and performing as well as being involved in the production of various projects from other Sacramento artists.
Around the start of the 21st century, Chill was less active with music as he was faced with a crossroad. In 2001, he disbanded his original group and decided to go solo. The first release was his self titled debut album in 2002. Also that year, Chill began touring the West Coast, performing shows in various bars and small music venues in support of this record.
By 2007, Chill was performing an average of 50-60 shows a year all over California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, while maintaining a full time day job. In 2010, after burning the candle at both ends for a decade, Mr. P Chill went walked away from the 9 to 5 and devoted 100% of his energy to music and touring.
In the ten years since, he has expanded his touring to cover the entire US at least once per year, alongside smaller regional tours throughout the year. Chill spends on average, ⅔ of every calendar year on the road, performing songs, selling merchandise and most importantly, connecting with fans.
Also in recent years, Mr. P Chill has had the pleasure of collaborating in the studio and sharing the stage with legendary emcees such as Spyder-D, 2Mex, Cee Knowledge (aka Doodlebug of Digable Planets), Percee P, The Great Peso (Fearless Four), Sach Illpages (The Nonce), Sage Francis, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Terminology, Masta Ace and Fatlip (The Pharcyde), just to name a few. Most notably, his single with hip hop pioneer, Spyder-D, entitled “No Regrets” spent several months in rotation on college radio from coast to coast in late 2015. In October 2015 the song was featured by the legendary founder of Public Enemy, Chuck D, on his weekly radio show, “Songs That Mean Something”, on WBAI Radio in NYC and streamed worldwide on rapstation.com. In March 2017, Mr. P Chill and The Great Peso of the Fearless Four released a single called “R U Wit It” which enjoyed regular airplay on college radio and on rapstation.com. On the weekly radio show, Hip Hop Gods Radio, the single charted for 13 weeks, peaking at #1 in July 2017. Most recently his song “Social Distancing” that he collaborated with Cee Knowledge on charted at #1 on the same chart in August of 2020 after several months in rotation on rapstation.com, Hip Hop Gods Radio and various college and community radio stations across the United States.
The future looks bright for Mr. P Chill, a man who remains focused as he enters his prime. Chill is guided by his positive attitude, his heartfelt lyrics and his connection to hip hop’s golden era.
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