The trio of Ron O’nill, Nivek, and 5-Star together known as Dezert Eez put together a 10 track smoothed out project in the form of “Late Night Cognac Sessions“. This is not some stuck in the 90s type affair but rather grown folk flows reminiscent of New York Mafioso rap we all grew up on.
The trio bring in only a handful of verbal assists including Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Bronze Nazareth and Lady B as they are more than capable of bringing the heat on their own.
Dezert Eez carefully sifted through over 60 instrumentals submitted through various producers within their circle in hopes of curating the perfect sound for their album. “We’re artists so it wasn’t a big deal,” O’nill says of sorting through over 60 submissions in search of the perfect gems. “It was just a matter of making sure the vibe was there throughout the project,” he adds.
The sound of LNCS also pays homage to their influences (Native Tongues, the Wu-Tang Clan) while staying true to their roots. As 5-Star puts it, making the album was “easy for us,” as the trio has invariably supplied “hard lyrics and soulful beats” to their fans.
When asked how they stay creative with nearly 15 years in the game, the answer was simple. “Music is our love,” Nivek says. “It’s what we love to do.” That much is made quite clear on LNCS, a true treat for Hip-Hop heads in 2016.
Late Night Cognac Sessions is now available through all digital retailers and streaming platforms, through their Soul Krush imprint, via EMPIRE Distribution.
• iTunes: http://bit.ly/iTunesLNCS
• Amazon: http://bit.ly/AmazonLNCS
• Google Play: http://bit.ly/GooglePlayLNCS
• Spotify: http://bit.ly/SpotifyLNCS
• Tidal: http://bit.ly/TidalLNCS
01. Midnight Sunz (prod. by DJ Kronic)
02. High Beamz (prod. by Zebow)
03. Cadillac Seatz (prod. by Kuahine)
04. Sunset Lane (prod. by Omitoipad)
05. Diamond Runnaz (feat. Skyzoo) [prod. by Musikal]
06. Black Karpet (prod. by RayAyy)
07. Rolex Dreamin’ (feat. Talib Kweli) [prod. by Thovo]
08. Oceanz (prod. by Sigma)
09. Kerosene Lamps (feat. Bronze Nazareth) [prod. by B.O Beatz]
10. Fresh Air (The Weekend) [feat. Lady B] (prod. by mjNichols)