You know we gotta represent our Chicago Hip-Hop heads. Check out the new release from Chicago’s own Astonish in conjunction with Molemen Records – download for free here.
Words From Molemen Records:
After releasing 2008’s “From Now Until Forever”, Astonish returns with a vengeance. The “AstonishinglyOdd Project” is a powerful 15 song album which truly captures the range an artist like Astonish embodies. He took a couple years to hone his already trademark sound and elevated it to another plateau.
Astonish has found an incredible balance between melody and lyricism; never sacrificing one for the other. The “AstonishinglyOdd Project” is filled with life stories, punch lines, witty lyricism, and melodic hooks. Astonish demonstrates why he’s one of the best young lyricists in Hip-Hop today. From the very beginning of the album you feel his clear cut flow hitting every pocket of the track like a true professional. This album has something for everyone.
“Trees” finds Astonish explaining the ups and the downs of these past couple of years over Odd Couple production. He recounts on lost friendships, chasing the dreams, and the strength of his family; yet he manages to tie it all in together with an incredible hook that will not easily leave your mind after you listen to it. On “ Shine Like Dilla” (the first single from the album), Astonish brings forth lyricism and melody in a way only a few can do. Punch line after punch line, this song will captivate the Hip-Hop listener, and the hook will demonstrate the range in Astonish’s song writing abilities. From “Fill Up the Room” to “Living Comfortable”, Astonish does an impeccable job at creating music anyone can feel and enjoy.
Astonish may have taken a couple years off to create this project, but he’s back like he never missed a beat.